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Elkins (PC 1216)

Call sign:
Nan - Queen - William - Oboe

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down, 29 April 1943 by Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched, 29 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1216, 31 December 1943
  • Decommissioned in the spring of 1946 at Chicago, IL
  • Placed in service in July 1946 as a Naval Reserve training vessel in the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes) and homeported in Chicago, IL
  • Named Elkins, 15 February 1956
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one single 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 2,560bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines, no reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Elkins 87k Lewis Picard, EM 3/c

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