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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Sugar - Fox

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 15 August 1942 by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned 16 August 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in December 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • 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, five 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks, and two rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Four 1,440bhp 6-cylinder ALCO (American Locomotive Company) 540 diesel engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1183 133k Submarine Chaser Training Center, Miami, FL
    Indicates that they were testing camouflage paint.
    National Archives photo.
    Dan Treadwell

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-1083
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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