Allied Warships

USS PC-485 (PC-485)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPC-461 
PennantPC-485 
Built byConsolidated Shipbuilding Corp. (Morris Heights, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered26 Dec 1940 
Laid down1 May 1941 
Launched20 Dec 1941 
Commissioned23 Apr 1942 
End service 
History

Transferred to South Korea in January 1952 being renamed Han Ra San
Han Ra San was sunk at Guam by a typhoon in November 1962

 

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Notable events involving PC-485 include:


9 Jul 1944
USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. K.E. Montross, USN) ended her 12th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was escorted in by USS PC 485 (Lt. W.C. Sands, USNR). On the 11th Swordfish then went into refit at the Navy Yard there. Refit was completed in early October.

20 Jun 1945
USS Blackfin (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Kitch, USN) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was escorted in by USS PC-485 (Lt. J.D. Swan, USNR).

25 Aug 1945
USS Balao (Lt.Cdr. R.K. Worthington, USN) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was escorted in by USS PC-485.


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