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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
Vandalia (PC 1175)
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Vandalia served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China
PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 8 June 1943 at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WisconsinLaunched 7 August 1943Commissioned USS PC-1175, 1 December 1943 at New Orleans, LADecommissioned 16 August 1946 at Astoria, Oregon and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River GroupNaval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947Named Vandalia 15 February 1956Transferred on loan to Taiwan in July 1957 and renamed ROCS Han Kiang (PC 124)Struck from the Naval Register 15 June 1969Ran aground in late 1968/early 1969Sold to Government of Taiwan on 15 June 1969Decommissioned 1 January 1972, struck from the Chinese list and sold for scrap.
Specifications:Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)Length 173' 8"Beam 23'Draft 10' 10"Speed 20.2 kts.Complement 65Armament: 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 tracksPropulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14227 and 14232), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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