Allied Warships

USS PC-588 (PC-588)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPC-461 
PennantPC-588 
Built byLeatham D. Smith Shipbuilding Co. (Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 Sep 1941 
Laid down22 Nov 1941 
Launched3 May 1942 
Commissioned22 Jun 1942 
End service29 Jul 1946 
History

Decommissioned on 29 July 1946
Stricken and sold on 11 March 1960

 

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Notable events involving PC-588 include:


23 Feb 1943
USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis, USN) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was escorted in by USS PC 588 (Lt. J.R. Hinton Jr., USNR).


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