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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - William - Baker - Uncle

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 5 June 1942 at the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI
  • Launched 1 August 1942
  • Commissioned 19 September 1942
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 12 April 1948
  • 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. 7791 and 7792), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-587 165k Navy censor passed commissioning announcement for PC-587 Tommy Trampp
    PC-587 144k
    PC-587 22k
    PC-587 97k Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1977
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 85475
    Original photo: Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Replacement photo: Mike Green
    Photo added 21 April 2020
    PC-587 126k From the collection of J. L. Jones Anne Puryear

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Frederic W. Hawes, USN19 September 1942
    02LT Robert E. Trumble, Jr., USNR1943
    03LTJG R. H. Lewis, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-587
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association

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