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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Mike - Zebra

PC-824 served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 6 March 1944 by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 10 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS PC-824, 28 August 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in June 1948
  • Transferred to Mexico in 1948 and reclassified GC-35
  • 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 depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks and two rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 1,280bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler RB-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7345 and 7346), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-824 47k c. 1944.
    Builder's trials.
    Photo courtesy of the Great Lakes Institute
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    ARM GC-35
    PC-824 250k Photo from the 1967/1968 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. D. Ludwig, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-824
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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