Allied Warships

USS PC-543 (PC-543)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPC-461 
PennantPC-543 
Built byDefoe Shipbuilding Co. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down23 Mar 1942 
Launched5 May 1942 
Commissioned26 May 1942 
End service8 Jun 1944 
History

Transferred to France on 8 June 1944 being renamed Le Volontaire

 

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Notable events involving PC-543 include:


30 Jun 1943
HMS Safari (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for passage to Bizerte. She was escorted on this passage by USS PC 543. (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1839

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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