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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - George - Queen - Peter

Destroyed 24 December 1945

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 29 August 1942 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Corp., Bay City, MI
  • Launched 31 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1126, 27 May 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-1126, 20 August 1945
  • Grounded 9 October 1945 during Typhoon Louise and determined to be beyond economical repair
  • Decommissioned 23 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Stripped and destroyed 24 December 1945.


  • 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 (Serial No. 10842 and 10845), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-1126 83k PC-1126 aground alongside PGM-27 after typhoon Louise. Buckner Bay, Okinawa. 12 October 1945 Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT W. T. Whitefield, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1126
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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