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PC-790 served the Navies of the United States and Cuba

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 6 February 1943 by Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 22 March 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-790, 23 March 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in June 1948
  • Transferred to Cuba in 1956 as the Coast Guard vessel Baire (PE 203)
  • Lost during the Cuban revolution.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 22kts.
  • 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 and two rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 2,560bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler RB-99DA diesel engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-790 63k Cuban Navy photo from the 1958/1959 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst

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