Allied Warships

USS PC-565 (PC-565)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPC-461 
PennantPC-565 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down14 Aug 1941 
Launched27 Feb 1942 
Commissioned25 Apr 1942 
End service26 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned on 26 April 1946
Stricken and sold to Venezuela on 1 July 1960 being renamed Alcatras

 

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Notable events involving PC-565 include:


2 Jun 1943
German U-boat U-521 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of Baltimore, in position 37°43'N, 73°16'W, by depth charges from the US submarine chaser PC 565.


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