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Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Mike - Able

PC-1265 served the Navies of the United States and Israel

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 30 October 1943 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, New York
  • Launched 19 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1265, 12 May 1944
  • PC-1265 was assigned to the Eastern and Caribbean Sea Frontiers, and the Canadian Coastal Zones during World War II
  • Decommissioned 20 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 3 December 1946 and sold
  • Named Yucatan
  • Purchased in 1948 by an under cover, underground Jewish organization and scheduled for delivery to the Israeli Navy, which was at that time in its infancy
  • Turned over officially on 31 September 1948 to the Israeli Navy
  • Commissioned INS Nogah (K 26) in October 1948
  • Decommissioned in 1952
  • Sunk as a target off the coast of Israel.


  • 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. 7327 and 7328), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS PC-1265
    PC-1265 116k c. 1944
    Entering Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1265 117k c. Winter 1944/1945
    Frontier Base, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, NY
    Covered with salt ice. Temperature 10 F
    PC-1265 63k c. Navy Day, October 1945
    Marblehead, MA
    PC-1265 100k Navy Day, October 1945
    Marblehead, MA
    Officers of the PC-1265
    Top row, left to right: ENS Gene Sire, ENS Jerry Parle, LT Earle Morgan and LTJG Marland Colby.
    Front row, left to right: ENS William Demery, ENS Art Miller, and ENS Tom Morris
    INS Nogah (K 26)
    PC-1265 49k Haifa, Israel Joe Radigan
    PC-1265 50k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT James Lawrence Sprunt, Jr., USNR12 May 1944 - 12 December 1944
    02LT Robert H. Cunningham, Jr., USNR12 December 1944 - 17 September 1945
    03LT Earle B. Morgan, USNR17 September 1945 - 5 November 1945
    04LT Marland C. Colby, USNR5 November 1945 - 20 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1265
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