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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Xray - George

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 26 May 1943 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 26 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1217, 27 April 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 March 1946
  • PC-1217 was scheduled to be used as a bombing target in the First Naval District (Boston) but never used
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 24 March 1948
  • Sold for scrap to the Whitte Brothers Marine Scrap Yard of Rossville, Staten Island, NY. As of February 2008, PC-1217 is still at the scrap yard now named Donjon Marine Yard.


  • 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. 7317 and 7318), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1217 64k Builders Plaque. Bob Daly/PC-1181
    USS PC-1217
    PC-1217 12k Hurricane damage Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    PC-1217 14k
    Scrapyard 118k c. 1990
    PC-1217 and PC-1264 at Whitte Bros. Marine Scrap Yard, Rossville, Staten Island, NY
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1217 116k c. 1990
    Whitte Bros. Marine Scrap Yard, Rossville, Staten Island, NY
    PC-1217 159k
    PC-1217 112k
    Spartan 120k c. February 2008
    Donjon Marine Yard (formally Whitte Bros. Marine Scrap Yard), Rossville, Staten Island.
    Spartan, ex-SP-336 is in the forground off PC-1217 port bow.
    ©Alana Abel

    There is no DANFS history currently available for PC-1217
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