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Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - George - Sugar

PC-819 served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 30 March 1943 by the Albina Engine and Machinery Works, Portland, OR; Launched, 19 May 1943; Commissioned USS PC-819, 28 August 1943; Transferred to the Maritime Commission in June 1948; Transferred to Mexico in 1952 as GC-37. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 280 t.(lt) , 450 t.(fl); 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; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 2,880bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7009 and 7010), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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PC-819 146k - Bob Daly/PC-1181
PC-778 45k c. 1945
PC-818, PC-786, PC-778, PC-788, PC-819, and an unknown PC at Adak, Alaska.
Harry Wilson, GM2, USN
via Allan M. Wilson

There is no DANFS history available for PC-819
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
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