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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Jig - Able

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 3 April 1942 by the Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA
  • Launched 13 June 1942
  • Commissioned 10 September 1942
  • Decommissioned 14 February 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in July 1948
  • Sold to John A. Papadopolles of New York, 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 gun mount, one single 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. 6682 and 6683), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-576 59k . Bob Daly PC-1181
    PC-576 85k Bureau of Ships photo Edib Krlicbegovic

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-576
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