Allied Warships

USS PC-577 (PC-577)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPC-461 
PennantPC-577 
Built byDravo Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down6 May 1942 
Launched25 Jul 1942 
Commissioned15 Oct 1942 
End service 
History

Sunk during Chemical Warfare tests by the US Army on 12 November 1948

 

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Notable events involving PC-577 include:


9 Jan 1943
USS PC-577 picks up 46 survivors from the American merchant Birmingham City that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 about 50 nautical miles north of Paramaribo, Suriname in position 07°23'N, 55°48'W.

PC-577 also picks up 24 survivors from the American tanker Broad Arrow that also was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 about 50 nautical miles north of Paramaribo, Suriname in position 07°35'N, 55°45'W.

USS PC-577 picks up survivors from the American merchants Collingsworth (34 survivors) and Minotour (46 survivors) that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 about 50 nautical miles north of Paramaribo, Suriname in position 07°12'N, 55°37'W.


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