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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE *

128)PC 577 PATROL CRAFT



Photo. www.navsource.org  By  Steve Koller


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


PC 577 performed several duties when assigned to the Fourth Fleet South Atlantic Recife Brazil. USS PC-577 picked up 46 survivors from the American merchant Birmingham City that was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-124 about 50 nautical miles north of Paramaribo, Suriname in position 07º23'N 55º48'W.


PC-577 also picks up 24 survivors from the American tanker Broad Arrow that also was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-124 about 50 nautical miles north of Paramaribo, Suriname in position 07º35'N 55º45'W.


USS PC-577 picks up survivors from the American merchants Collingsworth (34 survivors) and Minotaur (46 survivors) that were torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-124 about 50 nautical miles north of Paramaribo, Suriname in position 07º12'N, 55º37'W.



 

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