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Eureka (IX 221)

Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Uncle - Charlie

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • The second Eureka was laid down 7 March 1941 as PC-488 by the Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 20 December 1941
  • Commissioned USS PC-488, 12 August 1942 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Reclassified as an Unclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary and named Eureka (IX 221), 25 April 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946
  • Sold 13 March 1946
  • 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 Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-488 55k National Archives photo Bob Daly/PC-1181

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