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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE * - THE 4th FLEET - 169 PAGES *

138)PC 617 PATROL CRAFT



Photo. www.navsource.org  By Bob Daly PC 1181


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 single 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, two depth charge tracks


Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832369 and 832370), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.


PC 617 Took active role in South Atlantic escorts and patrol duties under Adm Ingram’s Fourth Fleet based at Recife Brazil.



 

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