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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Able - Victor

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 23 January 1943 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 13 March 1943
  • Commissioned 6 March 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in July 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 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-789 155k c. Winter 1946
    Tongue Point, Oregon
    Moored outboard of two unidentified LCIs and Endymion (ARL 9) prior to decommissioning
    John Chiquoine and Dave Schroeder

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-789
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