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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Xray - King

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 30 June 1942 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned 1 May 1943
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 25 March 1948 and sold to W. B. Fountan, Norfolk, VA
  • 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, five 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6837 and 6838), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-612 79k . Joe Radigan
    PC-612 67k Sea trials. Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-612 63k c. 1943
    U. S. Navy Photo
    Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-612
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