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PC-1203



Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Jig - Peter

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 23 January 1943 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 14 March 1943
  • Commissioned 17 July 1943
  • Identified for disposal as a target in November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 March 1946
  • Destroyed as a target in 1949.

    Specifications:

  • 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 (Serial No. 7013 and 7014), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts. Specifications: Displacement 280 t.(lt) 450 t.(fl); Length 173' 8"; Beam 23'; Draft 10' 10"; Speed; 22k; Complement 65; Armament one single 3"/50 gun, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7013 and 7014), no reduction gears, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1203 130k Launch day Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1203 82k

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