Allied Warships

USS PC-566 (PC-566)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPC-461 
PennantPC-566 
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 
History

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

 

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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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