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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - William - Love - Charlie

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 22 May 1942 at the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI
  • Launched 8 July 1942
  • Commissioned 6 September 1942
  • Decommissioned in August 1946
  • Declared surplus 12 June 1947
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 9 July 1948
  • Sold 30 July 1948 to Raymond G. Turner of Long Beach, CA
  • 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 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. 7785 and 7816), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-585 77k . Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Allen Bond Adams, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 1932
    Awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V - Retired as Captain
    August 1942 - February 1943
    02LT J. R. Latham, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-585
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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