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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Victor - Love

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 17 March 1941 by the Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 20 December 1941
  • Commissioned 14 July 1942 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Decommissioned 21 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 5 November 1948 and sold for scrap to W. B. Fountain of Ingleside, Norfolk, VA.


  • 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 (Serial No. 6674 and 6675), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-489 94k Launching Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-489 54k 18 July 1942
    New York Navy Yard
    Sullivan Dry Dock Co. photo
    PC-489 67k Phil Wagner
    PC-489 103k In dry dock
    Earl R. Rich GM3/c in center
    PC-489 90k In dry dock.
    PC-489 157k Looking down at the bows.
    PC-489 113k Looking down at the bridge.
    PC-489 169k Looking down at the stern
    Convoy 91k Escorting convoy
    Convoy 38k
    Blimp 91k Blimp escorting convoy.
    Blimp 88k
    Depth Charge 58k Firing depth charge.
    Depth Charge 117k Depth charge attack.
    Depth Charge 61k
    Depth Charge 110k
    Deck Gun 104k Manning the 3"/50 deck gun.
    PC-489 146k Ash tray made from a 3" shell with four British coins- 3 as cigarette rests which appear to be Shillings (12 pence) and one in the bottom which appears to be a Florin (Two Shilling). It is especially unique because it has a stippled finish on the outside along with the name of the ship - "USS-PC 489, Anchor with USN." Tommy Trampp
    PC-489 147k
    PC-489 179k

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