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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - George - Zebra

PC-1226 served the Navies of the United States and France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 July 1942 by Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1226, 6 January 1943
  • Assigned to the European theater during World War II and participated in the Anzio-Nettuno landings and the invasion of Southern France
  • Decommissioned 6 November 1944, transferred to France and named Legionaire (W 82) at Toulon, France
  • Condemned in 1957
  • Struck from the French Navy list 9 July 1958
  • Fate unknown
  • PC-1226 earned two battle stars for World War II service.


  • 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 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two hedgehog depth charge projectors, four depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7808 & 7811), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1225/1226 83k Labor Day
    7 September 1942
    Double launching of PC-1226 and PC-1225
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    USS PC-1226
    PC-1226 85k Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1226/1227 64k Moored outboard of PC-1227
    Legionaire (W 82)
    PC-1226 75k Robert Hurst

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