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Canadaigua (PC 1246)

Call sign:
November - Charlie - Whiskey - Alpha

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 3 May 1943 by the Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, TN; Launched, 3 July 1943; Commissioned USS PC-1246, 29 November 1943 at New Orleans, LA; Placed out of commission, in reserve in January 1947 at Green Cove Springs, FL; Named Canadaigua 15 February 1956; Struck from the Navy Register 1 February 1957 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 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. 14233 and 14238), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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PC-1246 96k Financed through War Bonds from Davidson County, TN. Bob Daly/PC-1181
PC-1246 64k En route Oran, North Africa E. J. Comeau
PC 553/1228

There is no DANFS history available for Canadaigua (PC 1246)
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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