USS PC-558 (PC-558)
Patrol craft of the PC-461 class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Luders Marine Construction Co. (Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||31 Oct 1941|
|Launched||13 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||19 Nov 1942|
|Lost||9 May 1944|
|Loss position||38.41N, 13.43E|
At 0456hours on 9 May 1944 USS PC-558 was hit by one torpedo from the German submarine U-230 and sank quickly with the loss of many of her crew some 28 miles northeast by north of Palermo, Sicily in position 38º41'N, 13º43'E. The accompanying USS PC-1235 was missed by three torpedoes and chased away the attacking U-boat. She then hurried back to the sinking position and was able to rescue 30 survivors.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the USS PC-558|
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