165 ft PC-466 Carmi
The PC-461-class is a premium rank I American sub-chaser with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".
Survivability and armour
Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.
Write about the ship's mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward and reverse speed.
Provide information about the characteristics of the primary armament. Evaluate their efficacy in battle based on their reload speed, ballistics and the capacity of their shells.
Broadly describe the ammunition available for the primary armament, and provide recommendations on how to use it and which ammunition to choose.
Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control
Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armaments and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.
Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can take an off-guard opponent by surprise. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat. If there are no special armaments, remove this section.
Usage in battles
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|I||Dry-Docking||Tool Set||20 mm HE||76 mm AP Mk.29|
|II||Rudder Replacement||Fire Protection System||Smokescreen||20 mm AP||76 mm HE-VT||Auxiliary Armament Targeting|
|III||Propeller Replacement||Depth Charges||Improved Rangefinder||Primary Armament Targeting|
|IV||Engine Maintenance||New Pumps||Bomb mortar|
|This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase|
Pros and cons
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The ship was layed down on September 1, 1941 by George Lawley and Sons in Neponset, Massachusetts. It was launched on April 29, 1942, and was named the USS PC-466. It was originally classified as a submarine chaser, but was re-designated as a control submarine chaser on August 20, 1945, and was named the USS PCC-466. During the Japanese surrender the USS PCC-466 was present in Tokyo Bay, in September of 1945. It was decommissioned on March 1, 1947 and was sent to the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, in Astoria, Oregon. It was once more classified as a submarine chaser, PC-466, on October 27, 1955. It was named the Carmi on February 1, 1956, and was sold for scrap in 1960.
The ship had a displacement of 280 t, a length of 173 ft 8 in, a beam of 23 ft, and a draft of 10 ft 10 in. It was powered by two 1,440 bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines, and featured a Westinhouse single reduction gear, and had two shafts. The armament consisted of one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge racks. The crew complement was 65 sailors and officers, and the maximum speed was 20.2 knots.
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Links to articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:
- reference to the series of the ship;
- links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.
- Priolo, Gary P. Carmi PC-466. NavSource Naval History. http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/010466.htm
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|USA premium ships|
|MTB||58 ft PT-3 · Elco 80 ft PT-109 · Elco 80 ft PT-556 · 94 ft PT-811|
|Sub-chasers||165 ft PC-466 Carmi|
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|Cruisers||USS Helena (CL-50)|