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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
November - Charlie - Yankee - Kilo

PC-1247 served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 28 May 1943 by the Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, TN
  • Launched 7 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1247, 20 December 1943
  • Transfered to the Republic of China 15 June 1948 at Subic Bay, Philippines and named Chialing
  • Renamed To Kiang (PC 104)
  • Decommissioned 1 November 1958
  • Struck from the Navy list in 1964
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one 40mm gun, five 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks, two Hedgehog launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14234 and 14239), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1247 105k Launching into the Cumberland River. Built with War Bonds sales from Claiborne Parish, LA.
    National Archives Photo.
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    To Kiang (PC 104)
    PC-104 51k . Chinese Navy
    PC-104 42k c. 1958
    PC-104 56k

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-1247
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association

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