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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Xray - Roger

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 13 February 1942 at the Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 30 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-555, 6 February 1943 at the New York Navy Yard
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-555 in August 1945
  • Decommissioned 20 May 1946
  • Sold in February 1947
  • 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 General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7813 and 7814), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-555 247k Keel laying of PC-555 at the Sullivan Dry Dock Co., Brooklyn, New York, immediately after the launch of PC-552, on 13 February 1942
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42551
    Mike Green
    PC-555 165k 30 May 1942
    Launching, Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY
    E. J. Comeau, PC 553/1228
    USS PCC-555
    PC-555 32k 17 October 1945.
    Getting underway from Inchon, Korea.
    Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT N. A. Rasmussen, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCC-555
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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