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Rolla (PC 483)

Call sign:
November - Bravo - Papa - Delta

Rolla served the Navies of the United States and Venezuela

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 31 December 1940 by the Consolidated Ship Builders Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 25 October 1941
  • Commissioned USS PC-483, 12 March 1942
  • Joined the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, 6 April 1946 at Green Cove Springs, FL
  • Decommissioned 18 June 1946
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Rolla 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960
  • Transferred to Venezuela in October 1960 and renamed Camaron (P 08)
  • Placed in reserve in 1968
  • Struck from the Venezuelan Navy Register in 1978
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 Nos. 832095 and 832096), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    PC-483 100k National Archives photo 80-G-14659 Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-483 168k c. 1942
    National Archives photo 80-G-K-428
    Mike Green
    Photo added 21 April 2020
    PC-483 Crew 90k Crew photo with names on back The family of Paul H. Welton
    via Steve Wiltsie
    Crew Names 156k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Irven Hamblin Cammarn, USNR12 March 1942
    02LCDR Dewey Walley, USN1946
    03LT John Thomas Grimes, USN1947
    ??LTJG Frank S. King, USNR
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

    View the Rolla (PC-483)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Booklet of General Plans
    from the Historic Naval Ships Association website
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Ship Type Index Back to the Submarine Chaser (PC) Photo Index

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