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Call sign:
Nan - Able - George - Jig

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 22 July 1941 by George Lawley and Sons, Inc., Neponset, Massachusetts
  • Launched 24 January 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-462, 15 April 1942
  • Suffered damage 7 April 1945 off Okinawa
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-462, 20 August 1945
  • Returned to San Francisco in October 1945
  • Decommissioned 16 December 1945 at Mare Island, CA
  • Stuck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 20 February 1947
  • Fate unknown
  • PC-462 earned two battle stars for the Iwo Jima and Okinawa invasions during World War II.


  • Displacement 280 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, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832277 and 832278), Westinhouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-462 32k Launching, 24 January 1942. Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT R. W. Ela, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-462
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