Allied Warships

USS PC-471 (PC-471)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPC-461 
PennantPC-471 
Built byDefoe Shipbuilding Co. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered26 Dec 1940 
Laid down21 Apr 1941 
Launched15 Sep 1941 
Commissioned3 Nov 1941 
End service9 Jun 1944 
History

Transferred to France on 9 June 1944 being renamed L'Eveille
Decommissioned by the French Navy on 5 December 1959

 

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Notable events involving PC-471 include:


11 Apr 1943
USS PC-471 and USS PC-481 together pick up 64 men from the American merchant Matt W. Ransom that was damaged after hitting a mine laid the previous by German U-boat U-117 off Casablanca, Morocco in position 33°55'N, 07°52'W.


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