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

125)PC 574 PATROL CRAFT



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


Specifications:


Displacement: 295’.


Length: 174'.


Beam: 28'.


Draught: 8'. 


Speed: 20 knots. 


Complement: 58.


Armament: 1 3" gun, 1 40mm. gun, 5 20mm., machine guns 2 rockets, 2 Depth Charge projectiles, 2 Depth Charge Throwers.


Propulsion two 2,880bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6678 and 6678), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.


USS PC-574, a 173-foot submarine chaser, was built at Wilmington, Delaware, and commissioned in early July 1942. She operated in the Atlantic and Caribbean areas until March 1945, and was part of Fourth Fleet based at Recife – Brazil.



 

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