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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
Westerly (PC 1198)
November - Quebec - Delta - Uniform
PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 3 October 1942 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NYLaunched 12 December 1942Commissioned USS PC-1198, 3 May 1943 at New York Navy Yard, New York, NYPlaced in service in July 1946 as a Naval Reserve training vessel in the 3rd Naval District (New York)Decommissioned 15 March 1950 at Boston, MA and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Boston GroupNamed Westerly 15 February 1956Struck from the Naval Register 1 April 1959Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 450 t.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, five 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6989 and 6990), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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||Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
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