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Vandalia (PC 1175)

Call sign:
November - Papa - Quebec - Papa

Vandalia served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 June 1943 at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 7 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1175, 1 December 1943 at New Orleans, LA
  • Decommissioned 16 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 Vandalia 15 February 1956
  • Transferred on loan to Taiwan in July 1957 and renamed ROCS Han Kiang (PC 124)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 15 June 1969
  • Ran aground in late 1968/early 1969
  • Sold to Government of Taiwan on 15 June 1969
  • Decommissioned 1 January 1972, struck from the Chinese list and sold for scrap.


  • 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. 14227 and 14232), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1175 125k Launching
    Great Lakes Institute Photo
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    USS PC-1175
    PC-1175 43k c. 1944
    Mayport, FL
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    ROCS Han Kiang (PC 124)
    PC-120 53k . Chinese Navy

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