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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
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PC-577 served both the U. S. Navy and U. S. Army
PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 6 May 1942 by the Dravo Corp., Wilmington, DELaunched 25 July 1942Commissioned 15 October 1942Transferred 21 December 1945 to the U.S. Army's Chemical Warfare Center, Edgewood Arsenal, MDStruck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946Sunk 12 November 1948 between Norfolk, VA and Bermuda due to high contamination from chemical tests.
Specifications:Displacement 450 t.Length 173' 8"Beam 23'Draft 10' 10"Speed 20.2 kts.Complement 65Armament: 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 tracksPropulsion: Two 1, 440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6684 and 6685), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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||Front row: (3rd, 4th, and 5th from left) MoMMC Bruce, Bernie Dierocki, PO Cox
Back row: SM3/c Elmer Fisher (3rd from left), S1/c Art Knauser (2nd from right).
||2 November 1942
Philadelphia Navy Yard, PA
Photo of mast showing "SF" Radar transmission line and transmission line guard
There is no DANFS history available for PC-577
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