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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Roger - Peter

Destroyed 14 December 1945

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 14 May 1942 at the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI
  • Launched 18 June 1942
  • Commissioned 22 August 1942 at Algiers Naval Station, New Orleans, LA
  • Grounded 9 October 1945 during Typhoon Louise at Buckner Bay, Okinawa and determined to be beyond economical repair
  • Destroyed 14 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945.


  • Displacement 295 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. 7781 and 7784), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-584 40k . Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG C. N. Smith, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-584
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