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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Charlie - Uncle

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down
  • 29 May 1942 by the Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ
  • Launched 29 August 1943
  • Commissioned 19 April 1944
  • Assigned to the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea Frontier during World War II
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 April 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 28 July 1948 and sold to Evaud Sooder of Miami, FL for $6,200.00
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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. 7031 and 7032), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1221 103k . Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1221 151 Inclining experiments. On the opposite side of the pier is a view of a Clyde Whirley crane on board S.S. Nathaniel Mathews (BAK-4) as she was being completed for Lend Lease to the British.
    National Archives photo 19-N-65037 from the Shipscribe website
    Robert Hurst
    PC-1221 171k A composite view assembled from two photos of an inclining experiment on PC-1221 in April 1944. S.S. Nathaniel Mathews (BAK-4) is nearly complete in the background to her original Maritime Commission N3-M-A1 design. The Clyde Whirley crane on her deck, ran on tracks on each side of a nearly continuous row of hatch covers. All four ships of this type that were built for the British
    (BAK 1-4) were delivered with these cranes, but the crane was only briefly installed on the first of the ten ships of this type (AK 80-89) that were retained by the U.S. Navy.
    National Archives photos 19-N-65050 and 19-N-65042 from the Shipscribe website

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