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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Xray - Baker

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 February 1942 by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX
  • Launched 19 June 1942
  • Commissioned 28 September 1942
  • Decommissioned in December 1945
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists being loaned in December 1948 to unknown miscellaneous activities, private operations or leased under contract
  • Beached and abandoned 7 June 1950 on Hens and Chickens Reef, Rhode Island Sound for use as a bombing target
  • Hull destroyed.


  • 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 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6817 and 6818), Westinhouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-610 76k Somewhere in the Pacific. Sheila Rawlins
    PC-610 82k
    PC-610 78k
    PC-610 67k
    PC-610 105k . T.O. Flippin, GM2c, PC-610
    via his Grandson Ken Flippin, Jr.
    PC-610 111k Alongside PC-780 at Newport, RI
    U.S. Navy photo from the June 1947 edition of All Hands magazine.
    Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-610
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