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Photo.  PC 489 seen in Drydock. 


Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)

Length 173' 8"

Beam 23'

Draft 10' 10"

Speed 20.2 kts.

Complement 65

Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, and two depth charge tracks

Propulsion two 2,880bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6674 and 6675), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

She served with distinction in the Caribbean and South Atlantic Sea Frontiers, under Fourth Fleet based at Recife Brazil, and kept in constant activity in ASW duties and convoy escorts in the early part of the war (1942-44).USS PC-489, a 173-foot submarine chaser, was built at Brooklyn, New York. She was commissioned in mid-July 1942 and served in the Atlantic and Caribbean area through the rest of World War II. PC-489 was decommissioned in December 1945 and sold in 1948.

Photo.   Convoy seen from PC 489. By Phill Wagner

Photo.  PC 489 escorting a Convoy. By Phil Wagner

Photo.  PC 489 firing a Depth Charge

Photo. Depth Charge explodes astern of PC 489. 


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