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

132)PC 595 PATROL CRAFT



Photo. www.navsource.org Sister ship PC 589


Specifications:


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


Length 173' 8"


Beam 23"


Draft 10' 10"


Speed 20.2 kts.


Complement 65.


 Laid down. 19 May 1942


Launched 9 October 1942


Commissioned 30 April 1943


Decommissioned 30 Jun 1948. Transferred to the Republic of China.


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. 6831 and 6832), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.


PC 595 performed several duties when assigned to the Fourth Fleet South Atlantic Recife Brazil.



 

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