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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Jig - Queen

PC-1167 served the Navies of the United States and South Vietnam.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 3 April 1943 by the Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 3 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1167, 3 December 1943
  • Decommissioned in January 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Transferred to South Vietnam and named RVNS Van Kiep (HQ-03)
  • Scrapped in 1965.


  • Displacement 280 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 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14236 and 14237), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1167 44k 26 February 1944
    Atlantic & Caribbean Sea Frontier.
    Bob Daly/PC-1181

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