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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
Martinez (PC 1244)
November - Charlie - Victor - Mike
PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 20 January 1943 by Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, TNLaunched 8 May 1943Commissioned USS PC-1244, 5 October 1943 at New Orleans, LAReclassified as an Amphibious Control Craft, PCC-1244, 20 August 1945Decommissioned 15 February 1950 at Bremerton, WA and laid up in the Pacific Reserve FleetReclassified back to a Submarine Chaser, PC-1244, 27 October 1953Named Martinez 15 February 1956Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960Sold 19 May 1961 for scrap to the Astoria Ship and Power Co. of Astoria, OregonPC-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 65Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one 40mm gun, five 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks, two Hedgehog depth charge projectorsPropulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14215 and 14216), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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|01||LCDR William Wilson Bowie, USNR - Awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal (1945)||5 October 1943 - 1944|
Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler
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DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
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