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Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Love - Mike

PC-1235 served the Navies of the United States and France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 12 December 1942 by the Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 3 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1235, 28 July 1943
  • In company with PC-558 when she was torpedoed and sunk by the U-230 north of Salerno, Sicily. PC-1235 attacked U-230, drove her away and returned to rescue thirty survivors
  • Decommissioned 26 October 1945, transfered to France and named Hussard (W 81)
  • Reclassified P-624 and A-624
  • Decommissioned 30 October 1965, struck from the Navy Register and scrapped.


  • 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, Westinhouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Hussard (W 81)
    PC-1235 85k c. 1945
    Photo by Marius Bar, Toulon France.
    Courtesy of Alfred Degioanni, Curator at the Museum of Liberation, Provence, France.
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Hussard (P 624)
    PC-1235 37k c. 1954 Robert Hurst

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