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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


PC-1236 served the Navies of the United States and Brazil

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 11 January 1943 by Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 24 April 1943
  • Delivered 31 August 1943 and commissioned USS PC-1236
  • Transfered to Brazil 15 November 1943 as Grajaś (CS 7)
  • Reclassified G-7 after World War II
  • Used as a Training Ship in the 1950s and reclassified J-11
  • Placed out of service 11 April 1959
  • Decommissioned 21 December 1959
  • Struck from the Navy list in 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 Mousetrap depth charge projectors, four K-gun 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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    PC-1236 164k Photo SDGM Brazilian Navy via Jose Henrique Mendes The World War II in the South Atlantic website

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