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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Able - Mike - Mike

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 August 1941 by George Lawley and Sons, Inc., Neponset, Massachusetts
  • Launched 27 February 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-464, 15 May 1942 and assigned to escort convoys between the Panama Canal and the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as other Caribbean and South American ports
  • Reassigned to the Pacific Fleet and participated in the invasion of Leyte in October 1944
  • Sold 12 January 1947 to the A. G. Schoonake Co. of New York
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists sale date as March 1947
  • Converted later in 1947 to a salvage vessel by Symonette Shipyard, Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas and named Sea Salvor
  • Acquired in 1972 by the Freedom Shipping Co., converted to a mailboat and renamed New Day
  • Inactive by the 1980's
  • Fate unknown
  • PC-464 earned one battle star for the Leyte landings during World War II.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one single 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 Nos. 832243 and 832244), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PC-464
    PC-464 63k Somewhere in the South Pacific
    National Archives photo 80-G-451544
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Sea Salvor
    PC-464 292k c. 1947
    Photo by Symonette Shipyard, Ltd., Nassau
    Eric Wiberg

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Benjamin Hill Stough, Jr., USNR/USN1943
    02LTJG Samuel S. Stokes, USNR1944
    03LT John A. Larigan, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-464
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association

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