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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Item - Uncle - Oboe

PC-1560 transferred to the Free French on commissioning.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 19 November 1943 as PC-1560 by Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched, 3 February 1944
  • Directly commissioned into the Free French Navy as Coutelas (W 22), 15 April 1944
  • Reclassified P-604
  • Withdrawn from service in May 1961
  • Struck from the Navy list 23 June 1963
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 295 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 General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14267 and 14268), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1560 146k Launching. Pre-built sections of the next PC are in the left background
    Great Lakes Institute photo
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Coutelas (W 22)
    PC-1560 77k . Robert Hurst
    PC-1560 83k . Robert Hurst
    Coutelas (P 604)
    PC-1560 77k . Robert Hurst
    PC-1560 90k . Robert Hurst
    PC-1560 83k Photo by Marius Bar from the 1959/1960 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1560
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