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

130)PC 593 PATROL CRAFT



Photos. www.navsource.org By Keith Duff


Specifications:


Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)


Length 173' 8"


Beam 23"


Draft 10' 10"


Speed 20.2 kts.


Complement 65.


Laid down 12 April 1942 by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburg, PA


Launched 22 August 1942


Commissioned 26 December 1942 at New Orleans, LA


Decommissioned 23 May 1946 at Subic Bay, Phillipines


Transferred to the Republic of China 27 August 1948


Fate unknown.


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. 6684 and 6685), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.


PC 593 performed several duties when assigned to the Fourth Fleet South Atlantic Recife Brazil.



PC 593 in rough seas



 

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