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Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Yoke - King

PC-616 served the Navies of the United States and Thailand

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 27 February 1942 by George Lawley and Sons, Inc., Neponset, MA
  • Launched 4 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-616, 19 August 1942
  • Decommissioned in January 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Transferred to Thailand in 1952 and named HTMS Tongpliu (PC 6)
  • Decommissioned 1 April 1994
  • 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 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two Mk20 Mousetrap rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, two Mk32 MOD 3 single tube
    anti-submarine torpedos and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832362 and 832365), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-616 94k Launching Bob Daly/PC-1181
    HTMS Tongpliu (PC 6)
    PC-616 242k 2 July 1952
    HTMS Tongpliu, at about the time she was transferred to the Thai Navy
    National Archives photo USN 1179053
    Mike Green
    Photo added 21 July 2020

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG C. W. Harris, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-616
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