USS PC-624 (PC-624)
Patrol craft of the PC-461 class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co. (Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||20 Sep 1941|
|Laid down||19 Mar 1942|
|Launched||4 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||29 Aug 1942|
|End service||22 Nov 1944|
Damaged by grounding off Palermo, Sicily, Italy on 12 March 1944
Commands listed for USS PC-624 (PC-624)
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|1||Frederick E Lawton, USNR||29 Aug 1942||Early 1943|
|2||Robert Dickson Lowther, USN||Early 1943||Mid/late43|
|3||Ray H Wyatt, USNR||Mid/late43||Mid 1944|
|4||M L Brekke, USNR||Mid 1944|
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Notable events involving PC-624 include:
11 Dec 1942
USS PC-624 picks up 30 survivors from the British merchant Nigerian that was torpedoed and sunk on 9 December 1942 by German U-boat U-508 about 130 nautical miles south-east of Trinidad in position 09°17'N, 59°00'W.
31 Jul 1943
The Italian submarine Velella was unsuccessfully attacked with depth charges by USS PC-624 north-west of Malta, in position 36°40'N, 12°28'E.