USS PC-1124 (PC-1124)
Patrol craft of the PC-461 class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Defoe Shipbuilding Co. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||27 Feb 1942|
|Laid down||4 Aug 1942|
|Launched||1 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||24 May 1943|
Heavy damaged on 24 November 1944 by Japanese dive bombers off Leyte, Philippines in position 10.50N, 125.25E
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Notable events involving PC-1124 include:
20 Oct 1943
Convoy TN 170.
This convoy departed Townsville on 20 October 1943 for New Guinea.
It was made up of the following transports; Charles P. Steinmetz (American, 7176 GRT, built 1943), Francis G. Newlands (American, 7176 GRT, built 1943) and John Carroll (American, 7176 GRT, built 1943).
They were escorted by the destroyers HMAS Arunta (Cdr. A.E. Buchanan, DSO, RAN), HMAS Stuart (Lt.Cdr. N.A. Mackinnon, RAN), USS Conyngham (T/Cdr. J.H. Ward, USN) and the patrol vessel USS PC-1124 (Lt. R.F. Sheffield, USNR).
Around 1130L/23, the convoy split up, USS Conyngham and USS PC-1124 immediately entered Milne Bay. HMAS Arunta and the three Liberty ships proceeded to Goodenough Island (Beli Beli Bay) arriving around 1845L/23 while HMAS Stuart with the two landing ships proceeded to Oro Bay arriving around 0700L/24. (1)
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Arunta for October 1943 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for October 1943