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

123)PC 554 PATROL CRAFT



Photo. www.navsource.org PC 554 early 1943 By E. J. Comeau. 553 1228



Photo. www.navsource.org . As Gurupi G 2 in Brazilian Navy 1946. By Jane's Fighting Ships Replacement from Robert Hurst.


Specifications:


Built 1942 


Tonnage 450 ton (Loaded). 


Dimensions: Length: 52.73 m, Beam: 7.01 m, Draught 3.04 m.


Propulsion: Diesel; 2 Engines 16 Cylinders; General Motors Model 16-258S gearing 2.000 bhp, 2 shafts with 3 blade propellers.


Speed: max. 20 knots.


Range: 3.000 Nautical miles @12 knots.


Armament: 1 3 pol. (76.2 mm/50) Oerlikon gun; 1 Bofors L/60 gun, 40 mm in one single mounting Mk 3; 2 machineguns Oerlikon 20 mm single mountings Mk 4; 2 grenade octuples throwers of A/S (LBG) 7.2 pol. Mousetrap Mk 20 at the bow ; 2 Depth Charges rack Mk 3 and 2 side throwers type K Mk 6 for Depth Charges Mk 6 or Mk 9.


Sensors: 1 surveillance surface radar type SF or SL; 1 hull sonar.


Complement: 65.


USS PC 554, was built at Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, New York. She was launched 1st May 1942. She was transferred and incorporated to the Brazilian Navy 29/Oct/1943 when was renamed Goiana in a ceremony in Miami, Florida.



 

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