Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Submarine Chaser Photo Archive

Woodstock (PC-1180)

Call sign:
November - Papa - Uniform - Victor

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 5 October 1943 at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 27 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1180, 10 February 1944 at New Orleans, LA
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-1180, 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 15 November 1946 at Williamette Iron and Steel Co., Portland, Oregon and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Woodstock 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960
  • Sold for scrap in 1961.


  • 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. 847726 and 847727), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1180 364k 27 November 1943
    Steve Franklin
    PC-1180 58k 15 January 1944
    Alongside the fitting out dock at Sturgeon Bay, WI with unfinished PC-822 in background
    Great Lakes Institute photo
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-822 156k 15 January 1944
    Off the bow of PC-1180 are some of the winter building sheds
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    PC-1180 108k 15 January 1944
    National Archives photo
    USS PCC-1180
    PC-1180 122k Moored outboard of USS Bagaduce (ATA 194) Jos Haver
    Photo added 15 May 2021
    USS PC-1180
    PC-1208 153k c. 1945
    Balboa, Panama Canal Zone. Moored between PC-1208 and PC-1181
    Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Philip H. Tomlinson, USNR10 February 1944 - 1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    View the Woodstock (PC-1180)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Ship Index Back to the Submarine Chaser (PC) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created by Gary P. Priolo and maintained by Tom Bateman
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History