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Ukiah (PCC 1251)

Call sign:
November - Delta - Charlie - India

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 June 1942 at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX
  • Launched 12 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1251, 27 February 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-1251, 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 3 August 1946 at Astoria, Oregon and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Ukiah 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960 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, two 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks-Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 833263 & 833264), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1251 280k Passing along the portside of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) underway in Puget Sound on 2 August 1944
    U.S. Navy photo from "U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Louis C. Mabley, USNR27 February 1943
    02LT Wayne Woodrow Hayes, USNR1944
    03LT H. C. Shoemaker, USNR1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

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