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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Able - Queen - Uncle

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 18 April 1942 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 8 August 1942
  • Commissioned 23 January 1943
  • Sold for scrap in January 1947 to Zidell Shipbreakers of Portland, OR.


  • 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. 7767 and 7768), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-596 38k c. 1944
    Russell Island
    John "Maizie" Clark
    Crew member
    PC-596 22k c. 1945
    Tulagi Island
    PC-596 42k c. 1945
    Tulagi Island
    "Maizie" Clark

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG H. H. Cather, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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