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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Oboe - Sugar

PC-1208 served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 21 July 1943 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 15 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1208, 25 November 1943
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve training vessel in July 1946 at the 3rd Naval District (New York)
  • Decommissioned 9 August 1946
  • Transferred to the Republic of China 26 July 1954 and named Li Kiang (PC 111)
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 November 1970
  • 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. 7065 and 7066), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1208 89k Launching
    National Archives photo 19-N-51902
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    USS PC-1208
    PC-1208 153k c. 1945
    Balboa, Canal Zone. Moored outboard of PC-1182 and PC-1181
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1208 125k c. 1954
    At the Brooklyn Navy Yard with USS Regulus (AF 57) looming above her.
    Li Kiang (PC 111)
    PC-1208 39k Chinese Navy photo Chinese Navy

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