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Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Mike - Oboe

PC-1234 served the Navies of the United States and Uruguay.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 12 December 1942 by Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 3 April 1943
  • Delivered 19 June 1943 and commissioned USS PC-1234
  • Transferred to Uruguay 2 May 1944 and named ARO Maldanado (PC 1)
  • Reclassified B-1
  • Returned to U.S. Navy in April 1948 and transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • 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 Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    ARO Maldanado (PC 1)
    PC-1234 36k PC-1 Robert Hurst
    ARO Maldanado (B 1)
    PC-1234 67k c. 1953
    Uruguayan Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-1234

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