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Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Nan - Jig

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 16 December 1942 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 18 January 1943
  • Commissioned 17 August 1943
  • Collided with Army tug LT-666 in dense fog off entrance to Amchitka, AK harbor 1 August 1945; both vessels suffered damage, but there were no injuries to either crew
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal 17 March 1948
  • 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 single 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks, two hedgehog projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7041 and 7042), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-784 48k c. 1944 Harry Wilson, GM2, USN
    via Allan M. Wilson
    PC-784 63k c. 1945
    Alongside Tatoosh (YAG 1) at Finger Bay, Adak, Alaska
    PC-784 69k
    PC-784 74k
    PC-784 76k
    PC-784 64k
    PC-784 59k c. 1945
    (Right to left) PC-793, PC-784, PC-785, PC-781, and an unknown PC at Adak, Alaska.

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-784
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