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Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Baker - Dog

PC-798 served the Navies of the United States and France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 3 July 1943 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 14 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-798, 19 July 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in June 1948
  • Transferred to France in 1949 and named Luang Prabang (PT 3)
  • Reclassified P-628
  • Struck from the Naval Register 4 May 1955 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 22 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, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Luang Prabang (PT 3)
    PC-796 90k 2 August 1949
    Seattle, WA
    Luang Prabang, Hue (ex-USS PC-797) and Phnom Penh (ex- USS PC-796)
    Robert Hurst
    PC-798 58k c. August 1949
    Seattle, WA
    Luang Prabang (P 628)
    PC-798 93k Photo courtesy Arnaud Zany from the French PC Website Robert Hurst
    PC-798 73k

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-798
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