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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Uncle - Baker

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 17 April 1943 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 22 May 1943
  • Commissioned 10 May 1944
  • 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-793 51k . William J. Veigele, Ph.D., USNR, Ret.
    PC-793 226k 18 September 1944
    National Archives photo 80-G-6974
    Dan Treadwell
    PC-784 59k c. 1945
    Adak, Alaska
    (Right to left) PC-793, PC-784, PC-785, PC-781, and an unknown PC.
    Harry Wilson, GM2, USN
    via Allan M. Wilson

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-793
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