USS PC-490 (PC-490)
Patrol craft of the PC-461 class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Dravo Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||26 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||9 May 1941|
|Launched||18 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||12 Mar 1942|
|End service||27 Aug 1948|
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.