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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


PC-1250 transferred to the Free French on commissioning.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 14 August 1943 as PC-1250 by the Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, TN
  • Launched 18 December 1943
  • Directly commissioned into the Free French Navy as Cimeterre (W 12), 9 March 1944
  • Reclassified P-608
  • Withdrawn from service in May 1961
  • Struck from the Navy list 23 July 1963
  • 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 and two rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14259 and 14260), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Cimeterre (W 12)
    PC-1250 92k c. 1945
    Cimeterre (W 12)
    Jean Michel Vigezzi
    Cimeterre (P 608)
    PC-1250 110k . Alamer Website
    PC-1250 131k
    PC-1250 60k Photo by Marine Nationale Robert Hurst
    PC-1250 75k
    PC-1250 93k
    Pique 125k c. 1953
    CH 702; Pique (P 609), ex-PC-1249 and Cimeterre
    Photo by Marine Nationale

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