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Call sign:
Nan - Item - Victor - How

PC-1563 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 4 February 1944 by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 24 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS PC-1563, 29 June 1944
  • Her duty was in the western Pacific and she received the Navy Service (Asia) Occupation Award (11 - 17 December 1945)
  • Transferred to the Philippines in March 1948 and named Negros Oriental (PS 26)
  • Reclassified C-26
  • Sunk by typhoon Karen alongside the South Korean ROKN Han Ra San (PC 705) ex-USS PC-485 at Guam in November 1962
  • Raised, decommissioned and sold for scrap 26 June 1963.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • 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, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14278 & 14279), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1563 51k . Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1563 126k At San Fernando, Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippines. Ed Clarke
    PC-1563 80k Alongside an unidentified PC at Subic Bay, Philippines
    PC-1563 93k
    PC-1563 180k In dry dock, Subic Bay, Philippines

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1563
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