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PC-1562 call sign:
Nan - Item - Victor - Easy

PC-1562 served only the French Navy

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down 17 January 1944 as PC-1562 by the Leatham D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI; Launched, 4 March 1944; Directly commissioned into the Free French Navy as Javelot (W 23), 5 June 1944; Struck from the Navy list and scrapped 31 May 1951.

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, two rocket launchers; Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14276 & 14277), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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PC-1562 83k Launching.
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