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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE *

121)PC 544 PATROL CRAFT



Photo. www.navsource.org Dan Treadwell. PC 544 at Recife harbor moored in front of Armazem 5.



Photo. www.navsource.org  PC 544 in Brazilian Navy as Guapore By Bob Daly 1181


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 patterns, 2 Depth Charge throwers.


Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 6355 and 6356), Farrel-Birmingham 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. On 24/Sep/42 Pc 544 was transferred to the Brazilian Navy when was renamed as Guapore.


 


 

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