Allied Warships

USS PC-481 (PC-481)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byDefoe Shipbuilding Co. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered26 Dec 1940 
Laid down3 Feb 1942 
Launched31 Mar 1942 
Commissioned24 Apr 1942 
End service16 Jun 1944 

Transferred to France on 16 June 1944 being renamed L'Effronté
Used and sunk as target by the French Navy on 29 April 1953


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Notable events involving PC-481 include:

11 Apr 1943
USS PC-471 and USS PC-481 together pick up 64 men from the American merchant Matt W. Ransom that was damaged after hitting a mine laid the previous by German U-boat U-117 off Casablanca, Morocco in position 33°55'N, 07°52'W.

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