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Grosse Pointe (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.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PC-1546
    PC-1546 86k Photo taken at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base shown alongside the Royal Norwegian Navy's King Haakon (P 309),
    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
    ??LT James Farmer Hall, USN - USNA Class of 1947.
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

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