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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Easy - Able

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 16 November 1942 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 23 January 1943
  • Commissioned 29 May 1943
  • Decommissioned 22 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1946
  • Turned over to Commander Naval Base Newport, RI and run aground on Hens and Chickens Reef in Buzzards Bay and destroyed as a bombing target 21 October 1949.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • 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, five 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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