Allied Warships

USS PC-580 (PC-580)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byAlbina Engine & Machine Works (Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 Sep 1941 
Laid down22 Jan 1942 
Launched29 Apr 1942 
Commissioned26 Sep 1942 
End service27 Mar 1958 

Decommissioned on 27 March 1958
Transferred to Indonesia on 17 March 1960 being renamed Hiu


Commands listed for USS PC-580 (PC-580)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Alvin Weems Slayden, USN26 Sep 1942Early 1943
2Ens. Kenneth Francis Burgess, Jr., USNREarly 1943Mid 1943
3McFarland Tolf, USNRMid 1943Early 1944
4Thomas K LaLonde, USNREarly 1944Mid/late44
5Chester F Heady, Jr., USNRMid/late44Early 1945
6Lt. Anthony L Anderson, Jr., USNREarly 1945Mid 1945
7George M Morlier, USNRMid 1945Late 1945

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Notable events involving PC-580 include:

27 Feb 1945
The escort carrier HMS Ranee (A/Capt. J.A.W. Tothill, DSC, RN) and the destroyer USS Hugh W. Hadley (T/Cdr. B.J. Mullaney, USN) both arrived at Pearl Harbour. The destroyer had proceeded ahead after having been relieved as escort by the patrol vessel USS PC-580 (Lt. A.L. Anderson, USNR). (1)

19 Mar 1945
Around 1400VW/19, USS Lionfish (T/Lt.Cdr. E.D. Spruance, USN), USS Parche (T/Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory, USN) and USS Trutta (T/Cdr. A.C. Smith, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for their 1st, 5th and 1st war patrols respectively. All were to proceed to Saipan to top off with fuel and provisions before proceeding to their patrol area. They were escorted until around 2045VW/19 by USS PC-580 (Lt. A.L. Anderson, USNR).

All were originally ordered to patrol as a coordinated attack group in the Yellow Sea but soon after depature from Saipan orders were changed as follows;

USS Lionfish was ordered to patrol south of Bongo Suido. Later she was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

USS Parche was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters east of Honshu and Hokkaido.

USS Trutta was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.


  1. ADM 53/122095 + War diary of USS Hugh W. Hadley for February 1945

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

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