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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Fox - King - Sugar

PC-1262 served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 21 January 1943 by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 27 March 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1262, 29 June 1943
  • Assigned to the European theater during World War II and participated in the invasion of Normandy
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve training vessel in January 1947 assigned to the 4th Naval District (Philadelphia)
  • Decommissioned 19 May 1954
  • Transferred to the Republic of China in June 1954 and named Chung Kiang (PC 115)
  • Decommissioned 1 November 1970
  • Struck from the Navy Register in 1972
  • Scrapped in 1974
  • PC-1262 earned one battle star for World War II service.


  • 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 Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 833283 and 833284) diesel engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PC-1262
    PC-1262 73k . Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1262 3.6m The Military History of Arthur Emil Henriksen, GM3c
    Crew member 29 June 1943 - 27 November 1945
    Cathy Petersen, Niece of Arthur Henriksen
    Chung Kiang (PC 115)
    Chung Kiang 129k Original photo: c. 1956
    U.S. Navy photo
    Replacement photo: Photo from Janes Fighting Ships
    Original photo: Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    ??LTJG Robert Anthony Kanak, USN1952 - 1953
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-1262
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association

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