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Milledgeville (PC 1263)

Call sign:
November - Foxtrot - Mike - Zulu

Milledgeville served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 2 March 1942 at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 19 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1263, 28 July 1943 at New Orleans, LA
  • Named Milledgeville 15 February 1956
  • Decommissioned 16 February 1959
  • Transferred 1 July 1959 under the Military Assistance Program to the Republic of China at Key West, FL and renamed To Kiang (PC-125)
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Navy list 16 January 1971
  • 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 2,880bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 833285 and 833285) diesel engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Milledgeville 36k E. J. Comeau
    PC 553/1228
    PC-1263 263k Original photo: c. 1950s
    Note the Mk 15 trainable Hedgehog Rocket launcher in place of the 3"/50 deck gun
    Replacement photo: c. 1958
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85430
    Original photo: Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Replacement photo: Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Ralph Stoddard Stevens, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 193928 July 1943
    02LT Warren Mason Cone, USN - Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, three Legion of Merits and the Meritorious Service Medal
    Retired as Rear Admiral
    April 1952
    03LT Robert Peter Lenahan, USN - Retired as CaptainMay 1956
    ??LT Charles Kittelle Moore, USN - USNA Class of 1944
    Retired as Captain
    ??LT Richard Bull Southwell, USN (later USNR) - USNA Class of 1947
    Retired as Commander
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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