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Glenwood (PC 1140)

Call sign:
November - Golf - Whiskey - November

PC-553 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 February 1943 at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 14 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1140, 22 January 1944
  • Decommissioned in January 1947 at Norfolk, VA and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Named Glenwood 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960
  • Sold in March 1961 and renamed M/V Daniel L. Harris III
  • Fate unknown
  • PC-1140 earned one battle star for World War II service.


  • Displacement 280 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 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14229 and 14230), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Daniel L. Harris III 58k As the M/V Daniel L. Harris III. Miami River, Miami, FL. 28 September 1983.
    Photo by George R. Schneider
    Bob Daly/PC-1181

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