Allied Warships

USS PC-558 (PC-558)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byLuders Marine Construction Co. (Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down31 Oct 1941 
Launched13 Sep 1942 
Commissioned19 Nov 1942 
Lost9 May 1944 
Loss position38° 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
Sunk on 9 May 1944 by U-230 (Siegmann).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the USS PC-558

Commands listed for USS PC-558 (PC-558)

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1Thomas Comins Hart, USN19 Nov 1942Mid 1943
2D W Betts, USNRMid 1943Mid/late43
3Edward Charles Leber, USNRMid/late439 May 1944

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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