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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Peter - Baker

PC-1078 served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 29 April 1942 by the Albina Engine and Machinery Works Inc., Portland, OR
  • Launched 8 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1078, 5 February 1943
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve Training vessel in September 1946 in the 8th Naval District (New Orleans)
  • Decommissioned 19 May 1954, transferred to the Republic of China and reclassified PC-109
  • Struck from the Navy Register 16 January 1971
  • 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
    USS PC-1078
    PC-109 152k 9 February 1943
    Portland, OR
    Albina Engine and Machine Works photo
    Joe Radigan
    PC-1079 82k PC-485, PC-1079, PC-581 and PC-1078 in the Hawaiian Islands
    Photo was "censored" in the area where radar antennas would be.
    Lawrence Crosley
    PC-109 31k Chinese Navy Photo Chinese Navy
    PC-109 85k 13 July 1954
    National Archives photo 80-G-646391
    Dan Treadwell

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