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Glenolden (PC-782)

Call sign:
November - Xray - Hotel - Zulu


PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 26 November 1942 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 31 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-782, 19 July 1943
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve training vessel in July 1946 in the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes at Duluth, MN)
  • Decommissioned in October 1949 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group, Norfolk, VA
  • Named Glenolden 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 April 1959
  • Sold for scrap 14 September 1959 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. 7025 and 7026), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Glenolden 29k c. 1948
    Toledo, Ohio
    Photo courtesy of the Great Lakes Institute
    Bob Daly/PC-1181

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