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Pikeville (PC 776)

Call sign:
November - Uniform - Sierra - Oscar

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down, 10 August 1942 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 27 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-776, 28 March 1943
  • Decommissioned 21 May 1946 at Charleston, SC
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve Training ship in July 1946 at the 6th Naval District (Charleston)
  • Named Pikeville 15 February 1956
  • Sold for scrap 14 September 1960 at Norfolk, VA to Hughes Brothers Inc. of New York, NY.


  • 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-776 126k Photo from "The Naval History of Treasure Island" EMC(SW) Brian Kroenung

    Commanding Officers
    01LT G. A. Prouse, USNR28 March 1943
    02LT W. L. Munday, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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