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Maynard (PC 780)

Call sign:
November - Uniform - Whiskey - Sierra

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 27 October 1942 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 10 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-780, 10 June 1943
  • Placed in service in July 1946 as a naval reserve training vessel in the 1st Naval District (Boston)
  • Decommissioned 12 June 1948 at Key West, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Named Maynard 15 February 1956
  • Sold for scrap 10 September 1959 to Hughes Brothers Inc. of New York, NY
  • Towed to Hughes Brothers 9 October 1959.


  • 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. 7015 and 7016), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Maynard 64k . Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-610 111k Alongside PC-610 at Newport, RI
    U.S. Navy photo from the June 1947 edition of All Hands magazine.
    Joe Radigan

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