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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Peter - Victor

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 29 August 1942 by Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched, 10 October 1942
  • Commissioned 8 May 1943
  • Departed Apra harbor, Guam for Pearl Harbor, HI in July 1946 with a stop at Eniwetok for water and fuel and rammed a water barge with no noticeable damage. While underway for Pearl discovered
    water in the diesel fuel and engines shut down. After breaking down the engineroom flooded and she drifted for about 14 days before being sited by a merchant ship. They radioed Pearl Harbor who sent out a plane with a lifeboat under it, but the skipper declined and waited for an ocean going tug. The tug passed a heavy cable which was fastened to the capstan and was towed to Pearl Harbor
  • Decommissioned 18 September 1946 at Pearl Harbor
  • Sold for scrap to a Taiwanese scrap dealer 13 November 1946.


  • Displacement 344 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed; 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 80
  • Armament: One 3"/50 gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, five 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks and two rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 833281 and 833282), Westinghouse reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1082 23k Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG R. L. Silver, USNRAugust 1945
    02LTJG Ernest V. Broom, USNRJuly 1946
    Courtesy of Captain R. Boone Gilbreath, USA and Joe Radigan

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