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Laurinburg (PC 1212)
ex-PC-1212



Call sign:
November - Quebec - Romeo - Zulu



PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 23 September 1942 at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 23 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1212, 18 September 1943
  • Identified in July 1946 for duty as a Naval Reserve training vessel in the 8th Naval District (New Orleans)
  • Decommissioned 23 August 1946 at New Orleans, LA
  • Placed in service 29 October 1946 as a naval reserve training vessel
  • Placed out of service in February 1949 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group, Norfolk, VA
  • Named Laurinburg 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 April 1959 and sold for scrap.

    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. 7027 and 7028), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1212 43k Photo from Fred T. Temple, Palmyra, ME Bob Daly/PC-1181

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