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Call sign:
November - Charlie - Yankee - Kilo

PC-1247 served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 28 May 1943 by the Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, TN; Launched, 7 August 1943; Commissioned USS
, 20 December 1943; Transfered to the Republic of China 15 June 1948 at Subic Bay, Philippines as Chialing; Renamed To Kiang (PC 104); Decommissioned 1 November 1958; Struck from the Navy list in 1964. Fate unknown.

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. 14234 and 14239), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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PC-1247 105k Launching into the Cumberland River. Built with War Bonds sales from Clairborne Parish, LA.
National Archives Photo.
Bob Daly/PC-1181
To Kiang (PC 104)
PC-104 42k c. 1958 Chinese Navy
PC-104 56k c. 1958 Chinese Navy
PC-104 51k . Chinese Navy

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