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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Dog - Sugar

PC-812 served the Navies of the United States and Portugal.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 27 November 1943 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 11 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS PC-812, 4 May 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 April 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in March 1948
  • Transferred to Portugal in 1948 and named NRP Flores
  • Renamed NRP Principe (P 581)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 19 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion two 2,560bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler RB-99DA diesel engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-814 85k c. 1969
    Portugese Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-812
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