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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Dog - Easy

PC-1254 served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 22 June 1942 by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX
  • Launched 31 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1254, 13 April 1943
  • Decommissioned in January 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Transfered to the Republic of China 19 May 1954 and named Po Kiang (PC 114)
  • Decommissioned 1 November 1970 and struck from the Navy Register
  • 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 rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 833279 and 833280), Westinhouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1254 58k 24 August 1954
    Flying the flag of the Republic of China, but still wearing her U.S. hull number
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-114 53k . Chinese Navy

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