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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Jig - Baker

PC-1227 served the Navies of the United States and France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 1942 by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 17 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1227 in 1942
  • Decommissioned 18 November 1944, transferred to France and named Lancier (W 111)
  • Reclassified W-15 and P-616
  • Decommissioned and struck 2 August 1960
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 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. 10839 & 10840), Farrel-Burmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1227 57k Launching Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1227 67k c. December 1942
    PC-1227 forward of PC-1229 after 1229s launching.
    USS PC-1227
    PC-1226/1227 64k Inboard of PC-1226 Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Lancier (W 15)
    PC-1227 67k c. 1950 Robert Hurst
    Lancier (P 616)
    PC-557 115k Lancier and Dragon (P 620), ex-PC-557
    Photo by Marine Nationale
    Robert Hurst
    PC-1227 150k North Africa
    Tied up to jetty with another unidentified PC alongside. In the foreground is FNS Pavot (M 631), ex-MSC-124
    Photo by Marine Nationale
    PC-1227 118k North Africa
    Photo by Marine Nationale

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