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

116)PC 491 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. 


PC-491 Class Submarine Chaser: Was attached to Adm Ingram’s Fourth Fleet based at Recife Brazil and performed several patrols and escorting convoy duties.



 

 

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