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Wauseon (PC 1229)

Call sign:
November - Charlie - Juliet - Papa

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 19 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1229, 11 June 1943 at New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Decommissioned 7 August 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 Wauseon 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 5 September 1957
  • Sold for scrap 1 July 1958 to Boston Metals Co. of Baltimore, Maryland.


  • 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. 10861 and 10862), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1229 67k After launching. PC-1227 which launched 2 months earlier is forward of her Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Gordon Anistice Weller, USNR11 June 1943 - August 1944
    02LTJG Austin Carey, USNRAugust 1944 - February 1945
    03LTJG Lester W. Tucker, Jr., USNRFebruary 1945 - May 1945
    04LT Clarence G. LeBoff, USNRMay 1945 - November 1945
    05LTJG Nathan W. Fellows, Jr., USNRNovember 1945 - March 1946
    06LTJG R. E. Miller, Jr., USNRMarch 1946 - 7 August 1946
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

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