USS PC-571 (PC-571)
Patrol craft of the PC-461 class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Albina Engine & Machine Works (Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||27 Sep 1941|
|Launched||12 Feb 1942|
|Commissioned||22 May 1942|
|End service||15 Nov 1946|
Decommissioned on 15 November 1946
Commands listed for USS PC-571 (PC-571)
Please note that we're still working on this section
and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||W R McAdam, USNR||22 May 1942||Mid/late42|
|2||M S Erdahl, USNR||Mid/late42||Mid/late43|
|3||Ford Stoddard, USNR||Mid/late43||Early 1945|
|4||E J Holstein, USNR||Early 1945||Mid 1945|
|5||W A Kruse, USNR||Mid 1945||Late 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)
- Patrol report of USS Sailfish for her 12th war patrol + Patrol report of USS Pomfret for her 2nd war patrol