Allied Warships

USS PC-588 (PC-588)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
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 

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


Commands listed for USS PC-588 (PC-588)

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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1James R. Hinton, Jr., USNR22 Jun 1942Mid 1943
2H E Stanford, USNRMid 1943Mid 1944
3Edward Russell, Jr., USNRMid 1944Late 1944
4Richard I Cavanagh, USNRLate 1944Early 1945
5William Madison, USNREarly 1945Mid 1945
6Joseph D Loidold, USNRMid 1945Early 1946

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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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