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Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Baker - Charlie

PC-495 served the Navies of the United States and Thailand

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 10 June 1941 by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Launched 30 December 1941
  • Commissioned USS PC-495, 23 April 1942
  • Rescued the entire crew (40 crewmen and 26 armed guards) of the U.S. freighter Eldena that was torpedoed 8 July 1943 by the German submarine U-510 about 150 miles northwest of Cayenne, French
    Guiana and landed them at Racife, Brazil
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in June 1947
  • Transferred to Thailand in 1947 and named HTMS Sarasin (PC 1)
  • Decommissioned 30 September 1992 and sunk as a target.


  • 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 Mk20 Mousetrap rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler diesel engines (Serial No. 6664 and 6665), Westinghouse simgle reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-495 50k 30 December 1941
    Launching at Dravo Corp.
    National Archives photo 19-N-27172
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    USS PC-495
    PC-495 485k c. late 1943/early 1944
    Miami, FL
    First row, second from left: LTJG Manley K. Fuller, Jr.
    Third row, fifth from left, with cap cocked to the right: Leo Byrnes
    Sixth row, on left: Arthur J. Bott
    Mike Byrnes
    HTMS Sarasin (PC 1)
    PC-495 40k c. 1950 Robert Hurst
    PC-495 109k 26 May 1967
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Photo from Warships International # 3-1986
    Bob Daly/PC-1181

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