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Milledgeville (PC 1263)
ex-PC-1263



Call sign:
November - Foxtrot - Mike - Zulu


Milledgeville served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 2 March 1942 at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 19 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1263, 28 July 1943 at New Orleans, LA
  • Named Milledgeville 15 February 1956
  • Decommissioned 16 February 1959
  • Transferred 1 July 1959 under the Military Assistance Program to the Republic of China at Key West, FL and renaamed To Kiang (PC-125)
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Navy list 16 January 1971
  • 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 and two rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 833285 and 833285) diesel engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Milledgeville 36k - E. J. Comeau
    PC 553/1228
    PC-1263 76k c. 1950s.
    Note the Mk 15 trainable Hedgehog Rocket launcher in place of the 3"/50 deck gun.
    Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT R. S. Stevens, Jr., USN28 July 1943
    ??LT Warren Mason Cone, USN - Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal
    Retired as Rear Admiral
    April 1952
    ??LT Charles Kittelle Moore, USN - USNA Class of 1944
    Retired as Captain
    .
    ??LT Richard B. Southwell, USNR - USNA Class of 1947
    Retired as Commander
    .
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    View the Milledgeville (PC-1263)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    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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