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Martinez (PC 1244)
November - Charlie - Victor - Mike
PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 20 January 1943 by Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, TN; Launched, 8 May 1943; Commissioned USS
PC-1244, 5 October 1943 at New Orleans, LA; Reclassified as an Amphibious Control Craft, PCC-1244, 20 August 1945; Decommissioned, 15 February 1950 at Bremerton, WA; Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet; Reclassified back to a Submarine Chaser, PC-1244, 27 October 1953; Named Martinez 15 February 1956; Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960; Sold 19 May 1961 for scrap to the Astoria Ship and Power Co. of Astoria, Oregon. PC-1244 received one battle star for World War II service.
Specifications: Displacement 450 t.; Length 173' 8"; Beam 23'; Draft 10' 10"; Speed 20.2 kts.; Complement 65; Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one 40mm gun, five 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks, two rocket launchers; Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14215 and 14216), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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