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(PC - 483: displacement 295; length 173’8”; beam 23’; draft 10’10”; speed 20 knots; complement 58; armament 2 3”, 2 depth charge tracks, 2 depth charge projectors; class PC-461)
Rolla was laid down as PC-483 on 31 December 1940 by the Consolidated Ship Builders Corp.; launched 25 October 1941; sponsored by Mrs. J. M. Irish, wife of Rear Adm. J. M. Irish; delivered to the Navy 9 March 1942; and commissioned 12 March 1942, Lt. I. H. Cammern, USNR, in command.
Fitted out at Brooklyn, PC-483 sailed south to Miami where after shakedown, she remained as a schoolship for the Submarine Training Center. Ordered to the west coast at the end of 1942, she sailed from Florida 11 January 1943 and reported for training ship duties at Treasure Island 3 February. There for 9 months, she performed minor patrol and escort duties in addition to her primary assignment; and, on 3 November, she sailed west. Ten days later she reported to Commander, Hawaiian Sea Frontier for escort and patrol work. So employed in the Hawaiian Islands through the end of 1945, she got underway for return to the east coast on 22 January 1946. Between 1 March and 3 April she prepared for inactive duty at Key West, Fla., then, on 6 April, joined the 16th (Inactive) Fleet at Green Cove Springs, Fla. Decommissioned 18 June, she was placed in service, in reserve and was totally inactivated in December 1947. PC-483, renamed Rolla 15 February 1956, remained in the Reserve Fleet, berthed in Florida, until struck from the Navy list on 1 July 1960.
20 October 2005