Allied Warships

USS PC-483 (PC-483)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byConsolidated Shipbuilding Corp. (Morris Heights, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered26 Dec 1940 
Laid down31 Dec 1940 
Launched25 Oct 1941 
Commissioned12 Mar 1942 
End service18 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned on 18 June 1946
Stricken on 1 July 1960
Transferred to Venezuela in October 1960 being renamed Camaron


Commands listed for USS PC-483 (PC-483)

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1Lt. Irven Harper Cammarn, USNR12 Mar 1942Mid 1942
2James Andrew Moffett, 2nd, USNRMid 1942Late 1942
3Willis W. Patrick, USNRLate 1942Early 1943
4Clement D. LeHardy, USNREarly 1943Mid 1943
5P R Phillips, USNRMid 1943Mid 1944
6R W Anderson, USNRMid 1944Late 1944
7D J Creahan, USNRDec 1944Late 1945

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Notable events involving PC-483 include:

6 May 1942
USS PC-483 picks up 45 men from the American tanker Java Arrow that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-333 eight miles off Vero Beach, Florida in position 27°35'N, 80°08'W.

1 Nov 1944
Around 1530VW/1, the submarines USS Finback (T/Cdr. R.R. Williams, Jr., USN) and USS Dragonet (T/Cdr. J.H. Lewis, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor their 11th and 1st war patrols respectively. They were to proceed to Midway to top off with fuel and from their proceed to their patrol area which were off the Bonin Island and off the Kurile Islands respectively. On their departure from Pearl Harbour they were escorted until around 1900VW by the patrol vessel USS PC-483 (Lt. R.W. Anderson, USNR).

11 Feb 1945
USS Aspro (Cdr. W.A. Stevenson, USN) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was escorted in by USS PC-483.

5 Jul 1945
USS Crevalle (Cdr. E.H. Steinmetz, USN) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was escorted in by USS PC-483 ().

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