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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Dog - Dog

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 22 November 1941 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI
  • Launched 28 January 1942
  • Commissioned 30 March 1942
  • Assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater of operations and participated in the Noemfoor Island operation, 2 - 3 July 1944; and the Cape Sansapor operation, 16 - 22 August 1944
  • Visited Auckland, New Zealand on 21 June and 6 July 1945
  • Decommissioned 15 August 1946 at Terminal Island, CA
  • Sold for scrap in January 1947 to J. C. Berkwit and Co. of New York.


  • 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 General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial Nos. 6325 and 6326), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-477 69k c. 1942
    Refueling from USS Long Island (CVE 1) off the coast of Florida
    Lannie G. Walker SM3, crewmember PC-476

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-477
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