USS PC-1264

USS PC-1264

USS "PC-1264" was from 1944 until its decommissioning in 1948 a 280-ton United States Navy "PC-461"-class submarine chaser. Built at Morris Heights, New York, she was commissioned in April 1944, and was notable as one of only two World War II Navy ships assigned a largely African American enlisted complement. The other ship was the destroyer escort, USS "Mason" (DE-529).

Decommissioned following the war, she was transferred to the Maritime Commission for final disposition in March 1948. "PC-1264" was the first sailing assignment of future Admiral Samuel Gravely, the first African American to attain that rank.

She is still in existence in disrepair at an abandoned boatyard in New York.

ee also

* [ NavSource Online: Submarine Chaser PC-1264 Photo Archive]
*List of patrol vessels of the United States Navy


*Purdon, Eric (2000). "Black Company: The Story of Subchaser 1264." Annapolis: US Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1557506580

*Veigele, William J. (2003). "PC Patrol Craft of World War II: A History of the Ships and Their Crews." Santa Barbara, CA: Astral Publishing Co. ISBN 978-0964586727

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