USS PC-558 (PC-558)
Patrol craft of the PC-461 class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Luders Marine Construction Co. (Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||31 Oct 1941|
|Launched||13 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||19 Nov 1942|
|Lost||9 May 1944|
|Loss position||38° 41'N, 13° 43'E|
The American patrol craft USS PC-558 (PC-558) lost on 9 May 1944 in position 38° 41'N, 13° 43'E.
On 9 May, USS PC-558 (Lt(jg) Edward Charles Leber, USNR) was hit by a Gnat torpedo from the German submarine U-230 and sank quickly with the loss of 29 crew members about 28 miles northeast by north of Palermo, Sicily in position 38º41'N, 13º43'E. The accompanying USS PC-1235 rescued 35 survivors, including the wounded commander.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the USS PC-558|
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