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Paragould (PC 465)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Queen - Nan

Paragould served the Navies of the United States and Venezuela

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 19 August 1941 by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Launched 28 March 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-465, 25 May 1942 at Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
  • Placed out-of-commission-in-reserve in January 1947 at Green Cove Springs, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Named Paragould 15 January 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960
  • Transferred to Venezuela in April 1961 and renamed Pulpo (P-7)
  • Placed in reserve in 1968
  • Deleted from Venezuelan Navy list in 1978
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 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 832269 and 832270), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-465 24k Lannie G. Walker, SM3, PC-476

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG C. B. Stoye, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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