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

129)PC 592 PATROL CRAFT



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


Specifications:


Displacement 450 t.


Length 173' 8"


Beam 23'


Draft 10' 10"


Speed 20.2 kts.


Complement 65.


Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one single 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, two depth charge tracks. 


Propulsion two 2,880bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6815 and 6816), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.


PC 592 played active role in South Atlantic escorts and patrol duties under Adm Ingram’s Fourth Fleet based at Recife Brazil.


On 9/Mar/43, USS PC-592 picked up survivors from the American merchants James K. Polk, James Smith and Mark Hanna that were torpedoed and damaged by the German submarine U-510 about 175 nautical miles north of Cayenne, French Guyana in position 07º40'N 52º07'W.


On 28/May/43, USS PC-592 picked up 69 survivors from the American tanker Florida that was torpedoed and damaged by the German submarine U-154 about 125 miles east of Fortaleza, Brazil in position 03º56'S 36º43'W.



 

 

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