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Mayfield (PC 1196)

Call sign:
November - Quebec - Delta - Charlie

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 29 August 1942 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 24 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1196, 7 April 1943 at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Decommissioned in July 1946 at Charleston, SC and placed in service as a naval reserve training vessel in the 5th Naval District (Norfolk)
  • Placed out of service in December 1949 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group
  • Named Mayfield 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 April 1959 and sold for scrap to Welsh Construction Co. of New York, NY.


  • 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, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1196 290k From the collection of LTJG Robert W. Sharp Andrea Bobak
    PC-1196 232k Crew photo
    Third from the left, LTJG Robert W. Sharp
    From the collection of LTJG Robert W. Sharp

    Commanding Officers
    01LT John Alexander Williamson, USNR7 April 1943
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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