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Waverly (PC 1225)

Call sign:
November - Charlie - Golf - Hotel

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 10 June 1942 by Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1225, 12 January 1943 at New Orleans, LA
  • Decommissioned 18 July 1946 at Green Cove Springs, Florida and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Floroida Group
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Waverly 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 5 September 1957
  • Sold for scrap 1 July 1958 to F & A Transportation of New Jersey
  • PC-1225 earned one battle star for World War II service.


  • Displacement 295 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;, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7801 and 7802), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1225/1226 83k Double launching of PC-1226 and PC-1225. Labor Day, 7 September 1942. Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1225 58k Builders Sea Trials
    Great Lakes Institute photo
    USS PC-1225
    Waverly 127k - E. J. Comeau
    PC 553/1228

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Andrew J. McCrudden, USNR12 January 1943
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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