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

127)PC 576 PATROL CRAFT



Photo. www.navsource.org By Edib Kirlicbegovic


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. 6682 and 6683), Westinghouse 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. She rescued three survivors from the Dutch passenger ship Zaandam which was sunk by U-174 on 2/Nov/42 some 300 miles off Natal, Brazil.



 

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