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Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - William - Yoke

PC-609 served the Navies of the United States and Thailand

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down, 8 January 1942 by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX
  • Launched, 30 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-609, 7 September 1942 at Naval Section Base, Galveston, TX
  • Rescued seven crew members and two gunners from the torpeoded SS Treworlas and landed them in Trinidad
  • Transferred to the Foreign Liquidation Commission 10 May 1947
  • Transferred to Thailand in 1947 and named HTMS Khamronsin (PC 3)
  • Decommissioned 11 December 1953
  • Removed from the active list in 1956
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 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 single 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two Mk20 Mousetrap rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6813 and 6814), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-609 13k - Linda Komorous

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