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Ukiah (PCC 1251)

Call sign:
November - Delta - Charlie - India

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 June 1942 at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX
  • Launched 12 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1251, 27 February 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-1251, 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 3 August 1946 at Astoria, Oregon and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Ukiah 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960 and scrapped.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt) 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, two 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks-Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 833263 & 833264), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1251 280k Passing along the portside of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) underway in Puget Sound on 2 August 1944
    U.S. Navy photo from "U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Louis C. Mabley, USNR27 February 1943
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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