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

131)PC 594 PATROL CRAFT



Photo. Sister ship PC 815 By www.wikipedia.org


Specifications:


Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl) 


Length 173' 8" 


Beam 23" 


Draft 10' 10" 


Speed 20.2 kts. 


Complement 65. 


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. 6825 and 6826), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts. 


PC 594 performed several duties when assigned to the Fourth Fleet South Atlantic Recife Brazil. This particular boat was sold to C. Roose of Honolulu, HI; Hull discovered on 25 August 2003 by the University of Hawai'i's Undersea Research Laboratory deep diving submersible Pisces V, approximately 2 - 5 miles from the entrance to Pearl Harbor, at a depth of 1200'.



By www.navsource.org  Photo Bob Daly PC 1181.Starboard side bridge of PC-594
Photo by
Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory



Side scan SONAR image of PC-594
Photo by Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory



 

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