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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
November - Golf - Romeo - Mike

PC-1130 served the Navies of the United States, France and South Vietnam

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 October 1942 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Corp., Bay City, MI
  • Launched 10 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1130, 19 June 1943
  • Decommissioned 2 November 1946
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Transferred to France 28 September 1950 and named Intrepide
  • Transferred to South Vietnam in 1956 and renamed Dong Da (HQ 02)
  • Scrapped in 1961
  • Struck from the Navy Register 10 July 1965.


  • 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
    PC-1130 49k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Dong Da (HQ 02)
    PC-1130 43k c. 1960
    South Vietnamese Navy photo from the 1960/1961 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT M. F. Williams, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1130
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