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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - George - Xray - William

PC-1146 served the Navies of the United States, France and South Vietnam.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 21 September 1943 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 15 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1146, 13 July 1944
  • Decommissioned in January 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Transferred to France in 1951 and named Glaive (P 632)
  • Transferred to South Vietnam in 1956 and renamed RVNS Tay Cy (HQ 05)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 July 1965 and scrapped.


  • 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, four depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks and two rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1143 58k 10 April 1951
    Glaive leaving Bremerton, WA followed by Trident (P 634), ex-PC-1143
    Photo by Marine Nationale
    Robert Hurst

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