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Edenton (PC 1077)

Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Mike - Nan

PC-1077 served the Navies of the United States and Venezuela

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 18 February 1942 by the Albina Engine and Machinery Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 29 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1077, 14 December 1942
  • Decommissioned in January 1947 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
  • Named Edenton, 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 11 January 1961, transferred to Venezuela and renamed ARV Caracol (P 06)
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines, Westinhouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Edenton/Caracol 425k c. 1968
    ARV Caracol (P 06)

    Commanding Officers
    01LT John Worthen Higgins, Jr., USNR14 December 1942
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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