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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Mike - Able

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 20 December 1941 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., Bronx, NY
  • Launched 17 March 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-563, 17 June 1942 at the Atlantic Basin Iron Works, Brooklyn, NY
  • During World War II, PC-563 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and took part in the following operations:
    Leyte landings, 28 October - 18 November 1944, and
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April - 20 May 1945
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-563, 20 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Sold 29 November 1946 to the Foss Tug and Barge Co. of Tacoma, WA for possible salvage of main engines
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists date of sale as January 1947
  • Registered in 1948 to the Martinolich Shipbuilding Co. of San Diego, CA for use as a fishing boat and named M/V Doris Neu
  • Scrapped in 1948.


  • 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 No. 832263 and 832264), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-485 153k 20 December 1941
    New York
    ONE SUBCHASER FOLLOWS ANOTHER--As the submarine chaser PC485 slipped into the Harlem River today, the keel for another one, the PC563, was lowered into place at the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp. yards. The Navy is building the sub-chasers at a cost of about $1,000,000 each to intensify its drive against enemy U-boats.
    David Wright
    USS PC-563
    PC-563 65k . Bob Daly/
    PC-563 85k 11 June 1942
    The Rosenfeld Collection
    Mystic Seaport Website

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Peter Jennes, USNR17 June 1942 - March 1943
    02LT Lewis Iselin, USNRMarch 1943 - September 1943
    03LTJG Francis B. Poe, USNRSeptember 1943 - June 1944
    04LT George L. Morris, Jr., USNRJune 1944 - 18 May 1945
    05LTJG Harry W. Burry, USNR18 May 1945 - June 1945
    06LT Charles B. Jones, USNRJune 1945 - December 1945
    07LT Ray W. Tripp, USNRDecember 1945 - 15 March 1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PCC-563
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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