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Louden (PC 1213)

Call sign:
November - Quebec - Tango - Whiskey

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 November 1942 by Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched, 22 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1213, 6 October 1943 at New York, NY
  • Decommissioned 20 July 1946 at Green Bay, Wisconsin and placed in service as a naval reserve training vessel in the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes)
  • Named Louden 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 April 1959
  • Sold for scrap 14 December 1959 to the Walsh Construction Co. of New York, NY
  • Scrapped at Portland, ME in 1960.


  • 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 2,880bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7027 and 7028), no reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1213 87k Alongside PC-605 after launching, 22 May 1943. Inscription on plaque reads: "This Fighting Ship Sponsored and Made Possible by the War Bond Purchases of the People of Jamestown, NY"
    National Archive photo 19-N-47911
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    USS PC-1213
    PC-1213 103k Trinidad
    From the collection of Leonard Earl Bordeau
    Nicole Hewson

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG John H. Robertson, USNR6 October 1943 - 1944
    02LT Henry A. Caesar, II, USNR1944
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

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    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Wesite.
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