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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


PC-1611 was built in France.

PC-1604 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down as PC-1612 by At. et Ch. de Provence, Port de Bouc, France for the French Navy using "offshore" funds
  • Launched 26 June 1954
  • Delivered 10 September 1955
  • Commissioned L'Agile (P 643), 20 September 1955
  • Returned to U.S. Navy in April 1979 and scrapped at Sittingbourne, United Kingdom.


  • Displacement 402 t.
  • Length 175'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 18.7 kts.
  • Complement 63
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two 20mm mounts, four depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Four 810hp direct-reversible SEMT-Pielstick 14-cylinder diesel engines, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1612 98k Peter Bethlem
    PC-1612 43k Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
    Preparing for fishery protection dutiesPhoto by J. L.
    Robert Hurst
    PC-1612 120k c. 1975
    Arriving at Dublin, Ireland
    Marine Nationale photo
    PC-1612 113k 5 December 1975
    Leaving her home port on her last mission
    Marine Nationale photo

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1612
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