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Call sign:
Nan - Able - Nan - Jig

PC-471 served the United States and French Navies.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 21 April 1941 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI
  • Launched 15 September 1941
  • Commissioned USS PC-471, 3 November 1942
  • During World War II, PC-471 was the first PC to enter service and was assigned to the East Coast, Moroccan Sea Frontier, Mediterranean and Eastern Sea Frontier, performing convoy and patrol duty
  • Transferred to France 9 June 1944 and named L'Eveille (W 31) at Casablanca, Morocco
  • Reclassified P-610
  • Decommissioned 5 December 1959
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial # 5702 and 5703), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PC-471
    PC-471 86k c. Summer 1941
    Builders trials, Lake Michigan
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    L'Eveille (P 610)
    PC-471 157k Off the Atlantic Coast of Morocco
    Photo by Marine Nationale
    Robert Hurst
    PC-471 51k c. 1953

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