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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
November - Xray - Hotel - Alpha

PC-787 served the Navies of the United States and Indonesia.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 13 January 1943 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 12 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-787, 13 November 1943
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in June 1948
  • Transferred to Indonesia in 1960 and named Alu Alu
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed; 22 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks, two rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines, Westinghouse reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-787 70k c. 1958
    Indonesian Navy photo from the 1958/1959 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

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