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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - George - Zebra

PC-1226 served the Navies of the United States and France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 7 July 1942 by Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co, Sturgeon Bay, WI; Launched, 7 September 1942; Commissioned USS PC-1226, 6 January 1943. Assigned to the European theater during World War II and participated in the Anzio-Nettuno landings and the invasion of Southern France. Decommissioned 6 November 1944 and transferred to France as Legionaire (W 82) at Toulon, France; Condemmed in 1957; Struck from the French Navy list 9 July 1958. Fate unknown. PC-1226 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

Specifications: Displacement 280 t.(lt) , 450 t.(fl); Length 173' 8"; Beam 23'; Draft 10' 10"; Speed; 20k; Complement 65; Armament one 3"/50 dual urpose gun mount, one single 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7808 & 7811), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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Size Image Description Source
PC-1225/1226 83k Labor Day
7 September 1942
Double launching of PC-1226 and PC-1225.
Bob Daly/PC-1181
PC-1226 85k - Bob Daly/PC-1181
PC-1226/1227 64k Outboard of PC-1227 Bob Daly/PC-1181
Legionaire (W 82)
PC-1226 75k . Robert Hurst

There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-1226
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Patrol Craft Sailors Association
"PC Patrol Craft of World War II"
by William J. Veigele, Ph.D., USNR, Ret. PC-793

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