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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Fox - Oboe

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 19 September 1942 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 14 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1197, 22 April 1943
  • Decommissioned, 11 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 June 1946
  • 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. 6983 and 6984), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1197 97k Launching. Bob Daly/PC-1181

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-1197
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