Accession Number: 1984.187.105347F.18
Title: Patrol Craft 1191 on Sea Trials, 1942
Overall Size: 8x10 in.
Date Created: 1942-10-24
Photographer: Rosenfeld, Morris
Description: 8x10 gelatin silver print from 4x5 Kodak safety negative (#18) taken by Rosenfeld and Sons on October 24, 1942. Port bow view of the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp. submarine chaser PC1191 (built 1942) underway. Vessel seen on sea trials off the New Jersey coast in 1942. This World War II era PC was steel hulled, was twin diesel propelled and armed with a dual-purpose 3"/50 and 40mm gun. Later the 3"/50 was replaced with a single Bofors 40mm and 3 single 20mm guns were added. PCs carried a considerable amount of detection and ranging gear for locating submarines. They were capable of a speed of about 18 knots and were highly maneuverable. Stamped on back: "MORRIS ROSENFELD / PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR / 116 NASSAU ST., N.Y. / Phone BEekman 3-4970" / "105347F". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
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