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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Baker - Jig

PC-799 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 July 1943 by the Consolidated Iron Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 14 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-799, 3 August 1944
  • Decommissioned in 1948 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in July 1948
  • Transferred to South Korea in June 1950 and named Kum Kang San (PC-702)
  • In Korean Naval service until 1960
  • 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 (Serial No. 7355 and 7356), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS PC-799
    PC-799 111k c. 1944
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85155
    Photo enhanced by Tom Kermen
    Naval Historical Center
    ROKN Kum Kang San (PC-702)
    PC-799 97k Seen here as South Korean Kum Kang San (PC-702)
    17 June 1950, San Francisco Bay
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85482
    Naval Historical Center
    PC-799 85k Seen here as South Korean Kum Kang San (PC-702)
    17 June 1950, San Francisco Bay
    U.S. Navy photos NH 85483, NH 85484, and NH 85485
    PC-799 86k
    PC-799 94k
    PC-799 155k Seen here as South Korean Kum Kang San (PC-702)
    16 June 1950, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85494

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