Allied Warships

USS PC-490 (PC-490)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPC-461 
PennantPC-490 
Built byDravo Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered26 Dec 1940 
Laid down9 May 1941 
Launched18 Oct 1941 
Commissioned12 Mar 1942 
End service27 Aug 1948 
History

Decommissioned on 27 August 1948 and transferred to Taiwan the same day being renamed Wu Sung

 

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Notable events involving PC-490 include:


3 May 1942
USS PC-490 picks up 52 survivors from the American tanker Mobiloil that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-108 about 350 miles northeast of Turks Island in position 25°35'N, 66°18'W. The Mobiloil was hit further and finally sank in position 26°10'N, 66°15'W.

2 Oct 1942
USS PC-490 picks up 31 survivors of the American merchant Alcoa Transport that was torpedoed and sunk earlier that day by German U-boat U-201 southeast of Trinidad in position 09°03'N, 60°10'W.


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