Allied Warships

USS PC-558 (PC-558)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPC-461 
PennantPC-558 
Built byLuders Marine Construction Co. (Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down31 Oct 1941 
Launched13 Sep 1942 
Commissioned19 Nov 1942 
Lost9 May 1944 
Loss position38° 41'N, 13° 43'E
History

On 9 May, USS PC-558 (Lt(jg) Edward Charles Leber, USNR) was hit by a Gnat torpedo from the German submarine U-230 and sank quickly with the loss of 29 crew members about 28 miles northeast by north of Palermo, Sicily in position 38º41'N, 13º43'E. The accompanying USS PC-1235 rescued 35 survivors, including the wounded commander.

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 9 May 1944 by U-230 (Siegmann).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the USS PC-558

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U-Boat Attack Logs

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