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Photo. www.navsource.org By  T.O. Flippin,GM2c,PC 610 via his grandson Ken Flippin


Specifications.


Built 1942


Tonnage 450 ton (Loaded).


Dimensions: Length: 52.73 m, Beam: 7.01 m, Draught 3.04 m.


Propulsion: Diesel; 2 Engines 16 Cylinders; General Motors Model 16-258S Serial No. 10878/10879 gearing 2.000 bhp, 2 shafts with 3 blade propellers.


Speed: Max. 20 knots.


Range: 3.000 Nautical miles @12 knots.


Armament: 1 3 pol. (76.2 mm/50) Oerlikon gun; 1 Bofors L/60 gun, 40 mm in one single mounting Mk 3; 2 machineguns Oerlikon 20 mm single mountings Mk 4; 2 grenade octuples throwers of A/S (LBG) 7.2 pol. Mousetrap Mk 20 at the bow ; 2 Depth Charges rack Mk 3 and 2 side throwers type K Mk 6 for Depth Charges Mk 6 or Mk 9.


Sensors: 1 surveillance surface radar type SF or SL; 1 hull sonar.


Complement: 65.


PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 24 February 1942 by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX


Launched, 19 June 1942; Commissioned 28 September 1942; Decommissioned in December 1945; Recommissioned and used as a Reserve training vessel at Newport, RI;


Beached and abandoned, 7 June 1950 on Hens and Chickens Reef, Rhode Island Sound for use as a bombing target. Hull destroyed.



 

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