USS PC-1264 (1944-1948)



USS PC-1264, a 280-ton PC-461 class submarine chaser, was built at Morris Heights, New York. Commissioned in April 1944, she was one of two World War II Navy ships to be given a largely African-American enlisted complement. Decommissioned following the war, she was transferred to the Maritime Commission for final disposition in March 1948.

This page features views of USS PC-1264, images of her commissioning ceremonies and of her crew.

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Photo #: NH 92460

USS PC-1264


Pierside at New York City, circa April 1944.

U.S.NHHC Photograph.

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Photo #: USN 1151766

USS PC-1264


Commissioning ceremonies at a North River Pier, New York City, 25 April 1944.
Photographed by International News Photos.

U.S. Navy Photograph.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives as Photo # 428-N-1151766.

 

Photo #: NH 92461

USS PC-1264


Commissioning ceremonies, 25 April 1944, at New York City.

U.S. NHHC Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 92462

USS PC-1264


Commissioning ceremonies, 25 April 1944, at New York City.
Note 40mm single gun mount beyond the officers, and ready-service racks for K-gun depth charges on each side.

U.S. NHHC Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 92463

USS PC-1264


Ship's enlisted complement on the fantail, at the time of her commissioning ceremonies, 25 April 1944, at New York City.
Note barrel of 40mm single gun mount in left foreground.

U.S. NHHC Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 92464

USS PC-1264


Posed photograph of the bridge watch, taken at the time of her commissioning, at New York City, 25 April 1944.

U.S.NHHC Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 92465

USS PC-1264


Signalmen at work with a "blinker" lamp, at the time of her commissioning, at New York City, 25 April 1944.

U.S.NHHC Photograph.

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