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Frostburg (PC 785)

Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Tare - Peter

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 December 1942 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 23 January 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-785, 9 October 1943
  • Placed in service in July 1946 as a Naval Reserve training vessel in the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes)
  • Named Frostburg in February 1956
  • 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 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, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-784 59k c. 1945
    Adak, Alaska
    (Right to left) PC-793, PC-784, PC-785, PC-781, and an unknown PC.
    Harry Wilson, GM2, USN
    via Allan M. Wilson

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