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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
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PC-1188 served the Navies of the United States and Israel
PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 30 October 1943 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, New YorkLaunched 19 December 1943Commissioned USS PC-1265, 12 May 1944PC-1265 was assigned to the Eastern and Caribbean Sea Frontiers, and the Canadian Coastal Zones during World War IIDecommissioned 19 March 1946Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1946Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 3 December 1946 and soldNamed YucatanPurchased in 1948 by an undercover, underground Jewish organization and scheduled for delivery to the Israeli Navy, which was at that time in its infancyTurned over officially on 31 September 1948 to the Israeli NavyCommissioned INS Nogah (K 26) in October 1948Decommissioned in 1952Sunk as a target off the coast of Israel.
Specifications:Displacement 450 t.Length 173' 8"Beam 23'Draft 10' 10"Speed 20.2 kts.Complement 65Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, five 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7327 and 7328), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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Entering Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
||c. Winter 1944/1945
Frontier Base, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, NY.
Covered with salt ice. Temperature 10° F
||c. Navy Day, October 1945.
||Navy Day, October 1945.
Officers of the PC-1265.
Top row, left to right: ENS Gene Sire, ENS Jerry Parle, LT Earle Morgan and LTJG Marland Colby.
Front row, left to right: ENS William Demery, ENS Art Miller, and ENS Tom Morris
|INS Nogah (K 26)
There is no DANFS history available for PC-1265
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