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Greencastle (PC 1119)

Call sign:
November - Golf - Mike - Oscar

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 12 June 1942 at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 11 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1119, 15 December 1942 at New Orleans, LA
  • Decommissioned 9 January 1947 at Green Cove Springs, Florida and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
  • Named Greencastle 15 February 1956
  • Sold for scrap 1 July 1958 to Boston Metals Co. of Baltimore, Maryland.


  • Displacement 295 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 General Motors 16-258S diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Greencastle 101k Crew photo Valerie Loop
    Daughter-in-law of crew member Dewey G. Loop
    Greencastle 104k YFD-39 in the background Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 27 August 2019
    Greencastle 104k 28 June 1943
    Photo 302782 from the Australian War Memorial
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Harry Allan Barnard, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 1936
    Awarded the Legion of Merit (1944)
    18 December 1942 - 2 January 1943
    02LCDR James B. Duffy, Jr., USNR2 January 1943 - 15 November 1943
    03LCDR Hughes Morse Blake, USNR15 November 1943 - 23 August 1944
    04LT Joseph E. Martin, Jr., USNR23 August 1944 - June 1945
    05LCDR Charles H. Weisker, USNRJune 1945 - December 1945
    06LT William D. Kipp, USNRDecember 1945 - June 1946
    07LTJG W. C. Funderburk, Jr., USNRJune 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

    View the Greencastle (PC-1119)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Search and Rescue
    The search for survivors after the Battle of Samar, 25 October 1944

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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