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PC-1253



Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Easy - Tare


PC-1253 served the Navies of the United States and Thailand

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 11 June 1942 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX
  • Launched 14 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1253, 1 April 1943
  • Decommissioned in January 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Transferred to Thailand in 1952 and named HTMS Liulom (PC 7)
  • Decommissioned 1 April 1994
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 280 t.(lt) 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 22 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two Mk20 Mousetrap rocket launchers, two Mk32 MOD 3 single tube anti-submarine torpedos and two
    depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines, Westinghouse reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1253 156k 30 March 1943
    Crew berthing area, forward, third deck, port side
    Brown Shipbuilding Co. photo from Jim Heywood
    George Harper
    PC-1253 148k 30 March 1943
    Crew head, forward, second deck, starboard side
    Brown Shipbuilding Co. photo from Jim Heywood
    PC-1253 134k 30 March 1943
    Officer's Wardroom
    Brown Shipbuilding Co. photo from Jim Heywood
    PC-1253 139k 30 March 1943
    Radio shack
    Brown Shipbuilding Co. photo from Jim Heywood
    PC-1253 147k 30 March 1943
    Galley, aft, second deck, starboard side
    Brown Shipbuilding Co. photo from Jim Heywood
    PC-1253 161k 30 March 1943
    Chart room, Yeoman's desk
    Brown Shipbuilding Co. photo from Jim Heywood
    PC-1253 171k 30 March 1943
    Bridge, starboard side
    Brown Shipbuilding Co. photo from Jim Heywood
    PC-1253 167k 30 March 1943
    Bridge
    Brown Shipbuilding Co. photo from Jim Heywood
    PC-1253 220k 30 March 1943
    Officer's pantry
    Brown Shipbuilding Co. photo from Jim Heywood

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG R. B. Bell, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history currently available for PC-1253
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