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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Jig - Mike

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 22 March 1943 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 24 April 1943
  • Commissioned 10 April 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-792 43k Photo bought at a flea market in Stormville, NY Russ Padden
    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.

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-792
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