Allied Warships

USS PCS-1461 (PCS-1461)

Patrol craft of the PCS-1376 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byBellingham Marine Railway and Boatbuilding Co. (Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1942 
Laid down25 Mar 1943 
Launched15 Sep 1943 
Commissioned1 Feb 1944 
End service 

Grounded on 4 October 1945 during a Typhoon off Okinawa
Wreck destroyed in December 1945


Commands listed for USS PCS-1461 (PCS-1461)

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1Willis Speight Harrison, USNR28 Feb 19441945

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Notable events involving PCS-1461 include:

15 Jun 1944
Participated on the invasion of Saipan. A few days later, the ship was hit during an air alert. Several casualties one officer died. The ship suffered some damage and returned to Pearl Harbor for repairs. (1)

19 Feb 1945
Participated on the invasion of Iwo Jima. (1)

23 Feb 1945
The crew of this ship saw the raising of the flag on Mount Surabachi. (1)

1 Apr 1945
It was Easter Sunday. Participated in the invasion of Okinawa. (1)

4 Oct 1945
Grounded and abandoned on 4 October 1945 during a Typhoon off Okinawa while guarding the entrance to Buckner Bay. (1)


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