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Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Oboe - Fox

PC-482 served the Navies of the United States and France

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 16 February 1942 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 9 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-482, 30 April 1942
  • During World War II, PC-482 was assigned to the European theater of operations
  • Decommissioned 15 July 1944, transferred to France at Casablanca, Morocco and named L'Enjoue (W 44)
  • Sunk off Cape Spartel near the Straits of Gibraltar 11 January 1945 by the German submarine U-870
  • Struck from the Navy Register 8 February 1945.


  • 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, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-482 59k c. 1942.
    Somewhere in the Caribbean.
    Photo enhanced by Tom Kermen
    Bob Daly/PC-1181

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