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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Item - Dog - Yoke

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 14 October 1941 by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Launched 5 March 1942
  • Commissioned 13 June 1942
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 23 June 1948 and sold to the Mill Basin Ship Repair Co. of Brooklyn, NY
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one single 40mm mount; three 20mm mounts, two mousetrap depth charge projectors, four depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6676 and 6677), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-573 34k c. 1940s
    Puerto Rico
    In dry dock
    Tommy Trampp

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