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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE - 162 SHIPS

115)PC 490 PATROL CRAFT



Photo. www.navsource.org  By Bob Daly PC 1181


Specifications:


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. 


Patrol Craft PC 490 under the Fourth Fleet had several patrol duties during her time at Recife patrolling the waters in the vicinity of that important Naval base.


On 2/Oct/42, USS PC-490 picks up 31 survivors of the American merchant Alcoa Transport that was torpedoed and sunk earlier that day by the German submarine U-201 southeast of Trinidad in position 09º03'N, 60º10'W.



Photo. www.navsource.org By Bob Daly PC 1181 



 

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