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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Charlie - Nan

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 4 March 1943 by the Albina Engine and Machinery Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 30 March 1943
  • Commissioned 3 August 1943
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in June 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. 6999 and 7000), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-818 34k . Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    PC-818 43k
    PC-818 36k c. 1945
    Adak, Alaska
    Harry Wilson, GM2, USN
    via Allan M. Wilson
    PC-778 45k c. 1945
    (Right to left) PC-818, PC-786, PC-778, PC-788, PC-819, and an unknown PC at Adak, Alaska.

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-818
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