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Westerly (PC 1198)

Call sign:
November - Quebec - Delta - Uniform

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 3 October 1942 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 12 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1198, 3 May 1943 at New York Navy Yard, New York, NY
  • Placed in service in July 1946 as a Naval Reserve training vessel in the 3rd Naval District (New York)
  • Decommissioned 15 March 1950 at Boston, MA and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Boston Group
  • Named Westerly 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 April 1959
  • 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. 6989 and 6990), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Westerly 42k looking aft toward 40mm gun mount Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    PC-1198 113k . Bob Daly/PC-1181

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