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Grosse Pointe (PC 1546)
ex-PC-1546



Call sign:
November - India - Tango - India


Grosse Pointe served the Navies of the United States and South Korea.

PC-533 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 28 November 1943 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 30 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS PC-1546, 5 June 1944 at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Decommissioned 12 August 1955 at Astoria, Oregon and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Named Grosse Pointe 15 February 1956
  • Transferred 21 November 1960, on loan under the Military Assistance Program to South Korea and renamed Kun Chang Sun (PC-708)
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 295 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, five 20mm guns, four depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks, and two rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1546
    PC-1546 222k 30 January 1944
    Launching at the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp. Yard, New York. She was christened by Mrs. Joseph G. Feeney of Scranton Pennsylvania, wife of Lieutenant Junior Grade Joseph G. Feeney, USNR, who was then convalescing from injuries suffered when his merchant ship (Cities Service Oil Co, New York tanker SS Cities Service Missouri) was torpedoed and sunk in March 1943. He was awarded the Navy Cross for bravery in that action
    Courtesy of Mr. James Russell, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1972
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 75611
    Mike Green
    Photo added 23 April 2019
    USS PC-1546
    PC-1546 86k Photo taken at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base shown alongside the Royal Norwegian Navy's King Haakon (P 309), ex-PC-467 Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1546 555k David Buell
    PC-1546 411k
    PC-1546 444k
    ROKN Kun Chang Sun (PC-708)
    PC-1546 105k Joe Radigan
    PC-1546 48k c. March 1961
    PC-1546 61k c. 1967 Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT James 0. Watts, USN5 June 1944
    02LT Ralph Albert Hilson, USN - USNA Class of 1945
    Awarded the Legion of Merit (1968)
    1947
    ??LT James Farmer Hall, USN - USNA Class of 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

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