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Medina (PC 1209)

Call sign:
November - Quebec - Mike - Whiskey

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 18 August 1943 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 7 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1209, 1 May 1944
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve training vessel in July 1946 in the 3rd Naval District (New York)
  • Decommissioned in January 1950 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Boston Group, Boston, MA
  • Named Medina 15 February 1956
  • Sold for scrap 9 October 1959 to Hughes Brothers, Inc. 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 (Serial No. 7301 and 7302), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1209 84k Launching Bob Daly/PC-1181
    USS PC-1209
    PC-1209 106k Tied up at the Frontier Base, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, NY. Note that the censor blacked out the radar domes on the three forward PCs, but forgot the two in the rear.
    U.S. Navy photo
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Medina 33k c. January 1945 Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    PC-1209 63k c. 1946/1949
    On Naval Reserve duty at Stamford, CT
    Bob Daly/PC-1181

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