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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive

Galena (PC 1136)
ex-PC-1136
ex-PCC-1136
ex-PC-1136



Call sign:
November - Golf - Victor - Oscar

PC-451 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 17 December 1942 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 5 March 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1136, 16 November 1943 at New Orleans, LA.
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-1136, 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 15 February 1946 at Astoria, Oregon and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Reclassified back to PC-1136, 27 October 1955
  • Named Galena 15 February 1956
  • Sold 11 March 1960 to Miami Ports Co.
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 295 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount;, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1136 22k . Scott McCoy
    PC-1136 125k
    PC-1136 168k Looking aft at the 40 mm mount.
    PC-1136 26k Battle flag flown during the invasion of Guam

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