Allied Warships

USS PC-451 (PC-451)

Patrol craft of the Prototypes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byDefoe Shipbuilding Co. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Jun 1939 
Laid down28 Sep 1939 
Launched23 May 1940 
Commissioned12 Aug 1940 
End service2 Dec 1945 

Displacement: 348 BRT
Lenght: 163 feet
Speed: 21.5 knots

Decommissioned on 2 December 1945


Commands listed for USS PC-451 (PC-451)

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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1Lt. Joe Wood Boulware, USN12 Aug 1940mid 1942
2Frederic David Kellogg, USNmid 1942Aug 1943
3F. H. Oldham, USNRAug 1943Jul 1944
4P. W. Thornton, USNR1 Jul 194428 Mar 1945
5Lt.(jg) Howard D. Bemiss, Jr., USNR28 Mar 194525 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving PC-451 include:

11 Apr 1945
USS Dentuda (Cdr. J.S. McCain, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West together with USS PC-451 (Lt.(jg) H.D. Bemiss, Jr., USNR).

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