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Minden (PC 1176)

Call sign:
November - Papa - Papa - Bravo

Minden served the Navies of the United States and Venezuela.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 28 June 1943 at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 28 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1176, 20 November 1943 at New Orleans, LA
  • Decommissioned 23 May 1946 at Green Cove Springs, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Minden 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1960
  • Transferred to Venezuela in October 1960 and named Petrel (P 05)
  • In reserve 1968 - 1970
  • Scrapped in 1978.


  • 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 Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 833293 and 833294), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1176 81k c. 1943
    Builders Trials
    Great Lakes Institute Photo
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    USS PC-1176
    PC-1176 188k 2006 Wayne Scarpaci Art by Wayne
    Petrel (P 05)
    PCC-582 56k c. 1966
    Inboard of Albatross (P 04), ex-Lenoir (PC 582)
    Robert Hurst

    View the PC-1176 Crew Photos
    View the Minden (PC-1176) DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
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