Allied Warships

USS PC-624 (PC-624)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byJeffersonville Boat and Machine Co. (Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 Sep 1941 
Laid down19 Mar 1942 
Launched4 Jul 1942 
Commissioned29 Aug 1942 
End service22 Nov 1944 

Damaged by grounding off Palermo, Sicily, Italy on 12 March 1944
Reclassified as Water Barge YW-120 on 30 June 1944
Transferred to France on 22 November 1944
Returned to the USN on 21 March 1949


Commands listed for USS PC-624 (PC-624)

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1Frederick E Lawton, USNR29 Aug 1942Early 1943
2Robert Dickson Lowther, USNEarly 1943Mid/late43
3Ray H Wyatt, USNRMid/late43Mid 1944
4M L Brekke, USNRMid 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.

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