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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Charlie - Uncle

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 16 August 1943 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 2 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-803, 23 January 1945
  • Assisted PCE-827 and PC-804 in scuttling Underhill (DE 682) after she was damaged by a kaiten torpedo launched from the Japanese submarine I-53, 24 July 1945 off Luzon, Philippines
  • Reclassified as an Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-803, 20 August 1945
  • 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 (Serial No. 7717 and 7718), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-803 76k . Bob Daly/PC-1181

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