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U S NAVY 4th FLEET AT RECIFE - SHIP INDEX PC PCE PG PY PYC

11)PC 547 PATROL CRAFT



Photo. www.navsource.org   By Dan Treadwell. 



Photo. www.navsource.org By Dan Treadwell . 



Photo. www.navsource.org PC 547 seen as Brazilian G2 Gurupi. By Bob Daly PC 1181 Replacement by Robert Hurst.


Specifications:


Displacement: 295’.


Length: 174'.


Beam: 8'.


Draught: 8'. 


Speed: 20 knots. 


Complement: 58.


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


Propulsion two 2,880 bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 6908 and 6909), 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 547 was transferred to the Brazilian Navy when was renamed as Gurupi. 


 

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