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Photo. www.navsource.org  PC 544 in Brazilian Navy as Guapore By Bob Daly 1181


Specifications 


Displacement: 295’.


Length: 174'.


Beam: 28'.


Draught: 8'.


Speed: 20 knots.


Complement: 58.


Armament: 1 3" gun, 1 40mm. gun, 5 20mm., machine guns 2 rockets, 2 Depth Charge patterns, 2 Depth Charge throwers.


Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 6355 and 6356), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.


This vessel was part of a group of 28 Patrol Crafts which took part in several convoy escorting duties under Fourth Fleet based at Recife Brazil. On 24/Sep/42 Pc 544 was transferred to the Brazilian Navy when was renamed as Guapore. 


 

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