Allied Warships

USS PC-566 (PC-566)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down14 Aug 1941 
Launched21 Mar 1942 
Commissioned15 Jun 1942 
End service8 Jan 1947 

Decommissioned on 8 January 1947
Stricken on 1 July 1960
Sold to Venezuela in June 1961 being renamed Calamar


Commands listed for USS PC-566 (PC-566)

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1Lt. Herbert Gordon Claudius, USNR15 Jun 1942Mid/late42
2Lt. Cmdr. Malcolm Whelen Greenough, USNRMid/late42Late 1942
3Philip Andrew Walker, USNRLate 1942Early 1943
4Dudley S. Knox, USNREarly 19431 Jul 1943
5Peter J Brennan, Jr., USNR1 Jul 194323 Sep 1943
6Lt. Grant Cowherd, USNR23 Sep 1943Early 1944
7Reed Whitney, USNREarly 1944Mid 1944
8C W Stein, USNRMid 1944Mid/late45
9J F Effinger, USNRMid/late45Late 1945

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Notable events involving PC-566 include:

30 Jul 1942
German U-boat U-166 was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico south-east of New Orleans, in position 28°40'N, 88°30'W, by depth charges from the US patrol vessel USS PC-566.

USS PC-566 also picks up survivors from the American passenger ship Robert E. Lee that was U-166 last victim.

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