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Munising (PC 1228)

Call sign:
November - Charlie - Hotel - Romeo

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 18 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1228, 21 May 1943 at New Orleans, LA
  • Decommissioned 19 July 1946 at Green Cove Springs, Florida and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Munising 15 February 1956
  • Authorized for disposal 22 July 1957
  • Struck from the Naval Register 5 September 1957
  • Sold for scrap 1 July 1958 to Boston Metals Co. of Baltimore, MD.


  • 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. 10854 and 10857), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Munising 237k Original photo: E. J. Comeau RdM1/c
    PC 553/1228
    Crew member PC-1228
    15 September 1943 to December 1945
    Replacement photo: Dean Ferber
    Munising 319k PC-1228 prepares to enter Ship Repair Unit AD-40's floating drydock USS AFD-9 at New Caledonia, for overhaul and sound gear repairs
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo Catalog L45-193.04.01
    Mike Green
    Munising 193k Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 86709
    Munising 76k c. July 1945
    Espirito Santo, New Hebrides
    MoMM3/c Rudolf W. Keil
    Paul E. Petosky

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Jack W. Jordan, USNR21 May 1943 - September 1943
    02LT John H. Patterson, USNRSeptember 1943 - March 1944
    03LT Paul D. Rust, Jr., USNRMarch 1944 - June 1944
    04LT Harry H. Benedict, Jr., USNRJune 1944 - December 1944
    05LTJG Edward G. Hotchkiss, Jr., USNRDecember 1944 - March 1945
    06LTJG Robert C. Winkler, USNRMarch 1945 - 15 June 1945
    07LT John B. Sleeper, Jr., USNR15 June 1945 - November 1945
    08LTJG Hunter W. Severding, USNRNovember 1945 - May 1946
    09LTJG D. Cimma, USNRMay 1946 - 19 July 1946
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

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