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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Jig - Item

PC-1257 served the Navies of the United States and Portugal

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 November 1943 by the Luders Marine Comstruction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 23 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS PC-1257, 21 December 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 April 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 15 March 1948, sold to Portugal and named NRP Santiago (P 583)
  • Santiago performed Air/Sea Rescue duty in the Azores until 1957. She then had duty with the island of Maderia as an island transport vessel. In 1960, she was posted to Luanda, Angola for combat support operations
  • Decommissioned in 1967 at Luanda and scrapped.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • 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, five 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7709 and 7710), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS PC-1257
    PC-1257 58k From a Christmas Card sent by Bob Daly, Christmas, 2001. Caption under photo reads: "The subchaser sailor's life had pleasures the rest of the Navy never knew." s/Bob Daly Bob Daly/PC-1181
    NRP Santiago (P 583)
    P-583 104k . Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT R. Wellington, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1257
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