Allied Warships

USS PC-496 (PC-496)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byLeatham D. Smith Shipbuilding Co. (Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered26 Dec 1940 
Laid down24 Apr 1941 
Launched22 Nov 1941 
Commissioned26 Feb 1942 
Lost4 Jun 1943 
Loss position37° 23'N, 9° 52'E

USS PC-496 (Lt. J.S. Dowdell, USNR) was mined and sunk north of Bizerte, Tunisia in position 37º23'N, 09º52'E. 5 Officers and 60 men were picked up, 5 men were lost with the ship.


Commands listed for USS PC-496 (PC-496)

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1Kenneth James Hartley, USNR26 Feb 1942Late 1942
2Knox D. Talley, USNRLate 1942Early 1943
3James S. Dowdell, USNREarly 19434 Jun 1943

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