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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Papa - Yoke

PC-1211 served the Navies of the United States and Spain

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 11 August 1942 at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 12 March 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1211, 16 August 1943
  • Decommissioned 15 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 16 October 1946, sold into Merchant Service and named Blue Arrow
  • Sold to Spain 24 October 1956 and renamed Javier Quiroga
  • Struck from the Navy list in 1970 and scrapped at Cartagena, Spain.


  • 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, two 20mm guns, four depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines, no reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1211 121k c. 1963
    Spanish Navy photo from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    PC-1211 115k c. 1966
    Spanish Navy photo from the 1966/1967 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    PC-1211 56k c. 1968
    Javier Quiroga

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