Allied Warships

USS PC-571 (PC-571)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byAlbina Engine & Machine Works (Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down27 Sep 1941 
Launched12 Feb 1942 
Commissioned22 May 1942 
End service15 Nov 1946 

Decommissioned on 15 November 1946
Stricken on 1 November 1957
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 9 May 1960


Commands listed for USS PC-571 (PC-571)

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1W R McAdam, USNR22 May 1942Mid/late42
2M S Erdahl, USNRMid/late42Mid/late43
3Ford Stoddard, USNRMid/late43Early 1945
4E J Holstein, USNREarly 1945Mid 1945
5W A Kruse, USNRMid 1945Late 1945

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Notable events involving PC-571 include:

16 Jul 1944
USS Bowfin (Cdr. J. Corbus, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

She was escorted out by USS PC-571.

For daily and attack positions (though incomplete) of USS Bowfin during this patrol see the map below.

21 Nov 1944
USS Aspro (Cdr. W.A. Stevenson, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was at first to proceed to Saipan before proceeding to her patrol area off Formosa. Aspro was escorted out by USS PC-571.

11 Dec 1944
Around 0700VW/11, USS Sailfish (T/Cdr. R.E.M. Ward, USN) and USS Pomfret (T/Lt.Cdr. J.B. Hess, USN) made rendezvous with her escort into Pearl Harbour, USS PC-571 (Lt. F. Stoddard, USNR). The submarines then ended their 12th and 3rd war war patrols respectively when they entered Pearl Harbor around 1100VW/11. (1)


  1. Patrol report of USS Sailfish for her 12th war patrol + Patrol report of USS Pomfret for her 2nd war patrol

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