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Ludington (PC 1079)

Call sign:
November - Foxtrot - Romeo - Lima

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 29 April 1942 at Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 25 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1079, 7 March 1943
  • Scuttled LCT-984, 15 May 1944 which foundered after breaking away from her moorings as deck cargo on board an LST in the Hawaiian Operating Area during an amphibious training exercise
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-1079 in August 1945
  • Decommissioned in March 1946 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Ludington 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960
  • Sold for scrap 13 March 1961 to Marine Power and Equipment Co. of Seattle, WA.


  • 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, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    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

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Roland Nans Cramer, USN7 March 1943
    02LTJG J. T. Kelsey, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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