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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Submarine Chaser:

  • Built in 1939 as the yacht Trouper by Robert Jacob and Sons, City Island, NY for C. A. Tilt of Chicago, IL (President of the Diamond T Motor Co.)
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1940
  • Commissioned USS PC-457 in 1941
  • Sunk by collision with American freighter SS Norluna 14 August 1941 near San Juan, Puerto Rico.


  • Displacement 125 t.
  • Length 106' 9"
  • Beam 23'
  • Propulsion: Two Supercharged Cooper-Bessemer Model EN-8 eight cylinder diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Motor Yacht Trouper
    PC-457 341k Photo from the March 1939 edition of Marine News
    Dave Wright
    USS PC-457
    PC-457 99k .
    Steve and Teresa Taylor
    PC-457 141k c. 1940
    U.S. Navy photo
    Lillian E. Stump Lockhart
    Victoria Bivens
    PC-457 627k c. 1941
    Before her conversion by the New York Navy Yard, still wearing her civilian dark hull paint
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman
    Original photo: Norman Friedman's "U.S. Small Combatants"
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG A. A. Campbell, USNR1940 - 14 August 1941
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-457.
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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