Allied Warships

USS PC-546 (PC-546)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byDefoe Shipbuilding Co. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down9 Apr 1942 
Launched15 May 1942 
Commissioned8 Jul 1942 
End service3 Oct 1944 

Transferred to France on 3 October 1944 being renamed Franc Tireur


Commands listed for USS PC-546 (PC-546)

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1Hugh Mcleod Godsey, USNR27 Jun 1942Late 1942
2Lt. William Lawrence Dommerich, USNRLate 1942Early 1943
3John Robert O’ Meara, USNREarly 1943Late 1943
4Jerry O’ Shea, USNRLate 194317 Oct 1944

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Notable events involving PC-546 include:

16 Dec 1943
USS PC-546 and USS SC-977 pick up men from the American merchant John S. Copley that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-73 off Oran, Algeria in position 35°56'N, 00°54'E.

1 Sep 1944
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) departed La Maddalena for Marseilles, France. She made the passage together with the French submarine La Sultane (Lt. Javouhey). They were escorted by USS PC 546 (Lt.(jg) J. O'Shea, USNR) and USS PC 591 (Lt. J.L. Clark, USNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/19310

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

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