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Galena (PC 1136)

Call sign:
November - Golf - Victor - Oscar

PC-451 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 17 December 1942 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 5 March 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1136, 16 November 1943 at New Orleans, LA.
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-1136, 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 15 February 1946 at Astoria, Oregon and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Reclassified back to PC-1136, 27 October 1955
  • Named Galena 15 February 1956
  • Sold 11 March 1960 to Miami Ports Co.
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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-1136 22k . Scott McCoy
    PC-1136 125k
    PC-1136 168k Looking aft at the 40 mm mount
    PC-1136 26k Battle flag flown during the invasion of Guam

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Aliston Boyer, USNR16 November 1943
    02LT R. G. J. Lucas, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    View the Galena (PC-1136)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    View the PC-1136 Log Book
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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