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


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Item - Peter

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 9 June 1943 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 21 July 1943
  • Commissioned 27 October 1943
  • Decommissioned 16 October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 22 May 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 7 July 1948 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial Nos. 7047 and 7048), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1206 120k Launching Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1206 57k c. 1945
    Refueling from PC-1231, bound for home
    From the collection of Fred Andreatta, Communications Officer, PC-1231
    Chris Smith
    PC-1231 79k

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-1206
    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 and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History