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PC-496

Sunk 4 June 1943

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 24 April 1941 by the Leathem D. Smith Coal and Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI; Launched, 22 November 1941; Commissioned 26 February 1942 at New Orleans, LA. During World War II, was assigned to the Caribbean Sea Frontier and the European theater of operations. Torpeoded and sunk by an Italian submarine 4 June 1943 off Bizerte, Tunisia.

Specifications: 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 single 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.


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PC-496 86k Launching Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
PC-496 62k . Lorraine Welter-Kreutzer
(whose Uncle lost his life when PC-496 sank.

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