Allied Warships

USS PC-576 (PC-576)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPC-461 
PennantPC-576 
Built byDravo Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down3 Apr 1942 
Launched13 Jun 1942 
Commissioned10 Sep 1942 
End service14 Feb 1947 
History

Decommissioned on 14 February 1947

 

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Notable events involving PC-576 include:


24 Jan 1943
In position 08°39'N, 58°46'W USS PC-576 picks up three survivors from the Dutch passenger ship Zaandam that was torpedoed and sunk on 2 November 1942 !!! by German U-boat U-174 about 300 miles north of Cape Sao Roque, Brazil in position 01°25'N, 36°22'W.


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