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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Charlie - Uncle

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 25 July 1942 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 19 September 1942
  • Commissioned 8 February 1943
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 21 June 1948 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • 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, five 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6971 and 6972), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1194 373k 8 February 1943
    New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
    Commissioning day
    U.S. Navy photo
    David Way
    PC-1194 234k 8 February 1943
    New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
    CDR H.F. Sasse, USN, Assistant Captain of the Yard acting for Captain of the Yard, representative of the Commandant, Third Naval District, addresses the crew
    U.S. Navy photo
    PC-1194 278k 8 February 1943
    New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
    U.S. Navy photo
    PC-1194 77k . Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1194 72k . Bill Preis
    PC-1194 118k
    PC-1194 154k Crew photo
    PC-1194 224k Engineering gang

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