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Cadiz (PC 1081)

Call sign:
November - Foxtrot - Romeo - Xray

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down, 29 July 1942 at Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 29 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1081, 16 April 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-1081, 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 9 August 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Reclassified PC-1081 27 October 1955
  • Named Cadiz 15 February 1956
  • Struck from Naval Register 1 July 1960
  • 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 (Serial No. 833271 and 833272), Westinhouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1081 166k Original photo: Flying "Homeward Bound" pennant from mast to stern
    Replacement photo: c. 1945
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85156
    Original photo: Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Replacement photo: Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG W. L. Kellner, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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