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Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Jig - Queen

PC-797 served the Navies of the United States and France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 17 July 1943 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 21 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-797, 5 July 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in July 1948
  • Transferred to France in 1950 and named Hue (PT 1)
  • Reclassified P-672
  • Struck from the Navy Register 12 February 1955
  • 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, three 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks and two rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 1,280bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler RB-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7343 and 7344), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PC-797
    PC-797 75k Bureau of Ships photo Edib Krlicbegovic
    PC-797 69k c. April 1945 Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-797 50k c. 1946 Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 18 September 2020
    PC-797 50k
    Hue (PT 1)
    PC-796 90k 2 August 1949
    Seattle, WA
    Luang Prabang (ex-USS PC-798), Hue and Phnom Penh (ex- USS PC-796)
    Robert Hurst
    Hue (PT 672)
    PC-797 79k Arriving in French Indochina
    Photo by Beranard Perchey from the French PC website
    Robert Hurst
    PC-797 91k c. 1951
    Saigon, French Indochina
    Photo by Beranard Perchey from the French PC website

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-797
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