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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - William - Queen - William

PC-786 served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 31 December 1942 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 6 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-786, 30 October 1943
  • Identified as surplus to the Navy's needs in December 1948
  • Decommissioned 19 May 1954, transferred to the Republic of China and reclassified PC-108
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 January 1969
  • 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 (Serial No. 7053 and 7054), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    USS PC-786
    PC-786/792 43k c. 1943 - 45
    Dutch Harbor, Aleutians.
    PC-786 and PC-792 tied up astern of Phoebe (AMc 57).
    Contributed by Cyrus Dodd III, in honor of his father, Cyrus C. Dodd Jr., former crew member of Phoebe.
    PC-778 45k c. 1945
    (Rright to left) PC-818, PC-786, PC-778, PC-788, PC-819, and an unknown PC at Adak, Alaska.
    Harry Wilson, GM2, USN
    via Allan M. Wilson
    PC-786 89k c. 1954. Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-786 63k c. 1954
    Lake Washington Canal, Seattle, WA.
    Puget Sound Historical Society Photo
    PC-786 54k Chinese Navy Photo Chinese Navy

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