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Worthington (PCC 1137)

Call sign:
November - Golf - Tango - Quebec

PC-451 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 29 December 1942 at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 29 March 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1137, 23 October 1943 at New Orleans, LA
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-1137, 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 10 August 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
  • Named Worthington, 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 29 March 1959
  • Acquired in 1963 by Ace J. Wester of Marysville, WA for use as a freight barge and reamed Widgeon
  • Acquired in 1977 by Richard B. Perry of Gig Harbor, WA
  • Out of documentation in 1984
  • 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 (Serial No. 10891 & 10892), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PCC-1137 76k . Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    PCOLT Stuart M. Strauss, USNRDecember 1942
    01LT George D. Lewis, USNR24 October 1943
    02LT T. M. Hayes, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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