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Carmi (PC 466)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Tare - King

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 1 September 1941 by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Launched 29 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-466, 3 June 1942
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-466, 20 August 1945
  • Present in Tokyo Bay during Japanese surrender ceremony in September 1945
  • Decommissioned 1 March 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Actual decommissioning was 28 May 1946
  • Reclassified PC-466, 27 October 1955
  • Named Carmi 1 February 1956
  • Sold for scrap in 1960.


  • 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. 832271 and 832272), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PC-466
    Carmi 89k Line drawing by A. D. Baker, III from U. S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    Carmi 193k
    Carmi 108k Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 85151
    Mike Green
    Carmi 82k c. 1942
    Painted in Camouflage Measure 12 (Modified)
    National Archives photo 80-G-K-425
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Carmi 42k c. 1944
    Print in Russian book about Russian subchasers 122 class for comparison
    Waldemar Kaczmarczyk
    Carmi 63k
    Carmi 35k
    USS PCC-466
    Carmi 43k . Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    Carmi 19k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Eugene Hugh Maher, USN - USNA Class of 1932
    Awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal (1958)
    3 June 1942 - October 1942
    02LTJG James H. Hurford, USNROctober 1942 - November 1943
    03LTJG Edward A. Bracken, Jr., USNRNovember 1943 - February 1944
    04LTJG James H. Hurford, USNRFebruary 1944
    05LTJG Edward A. Bracken, Jr., USNR11 August 1944 - November 1944
    06LT David T. Cook, USNRNovember 1944 - April 1945
    07LT Chester J. Reed, USNRApril 1945 - November 1945
    08LT Harold J. Zeringer, Jr., USNRNovember 1945 - March 1946
    09LTJG Patrick G. Miller, USNRMarch 1946 - May 1946
    10LTJG Thomas R. Conway, USNRMay 1946 - 28 May 1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS History currently available for Carmi (PC-466)
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