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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Easy - Dog

PC-1224 served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 31 August 1943 by the Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Gloucester City, NJ
  • Launched 9 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS PC-1224, 8 January 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in June 1948, sold to Mexico and reclassified GC-36
  • 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, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1224 115k Prior to commissioning as indicated by the builders company pennant flying from the Jack Staff
    From the collection of crew member Charles Williams, STM 1/c
    Steve Seachord
    USS PC-1224
    PC-1224 766k Original photo: 18 January 1945
    Philadelphia Navy Yard.
    Front row kneeling, right side, Charles Williams
    From the collection of crew member Charles Williams, STM 1/c
    Replacement photo: Back row, third from the right, is Frank Deak's late father-in-law, Stephen Kohut of Carbondale, PA
    Photo from the collection of Stephen Kohut
    Original photo: Steve Seachord
    Replacement photo: Frank Deak
    PC-1224 293k Service ribbons shown are left to right: American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal
    From the collection of crew member Charles Williams, STM1/c
    Steve Seachord
    PC-1224 106k c. 1945
    Towing PCE(R)-856 off Miami Beach, FL
    Photos from the collection of Stephen Kohut
    Frank Deak
    PC-1224 89k
    PC-1224 70k
    PC-1224 66k
    PC-1224 215k

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG W. P. Foss, III, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history currently available for PC-1224
    View the PC-1224 photos of Crossing the International Date Line
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