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PC-544 served the Navies of the United States and Brazil.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 24 March 1942 by the Defoe Boat and Motor Works, Bay City, MI; Launched, 30 May 1942; Commissioned USS PC-544, 5 June 1942; Transferred to Brazil 24 September 1942 as Guapore (G 1) at Natal, Brazil; Turned over to the Brazilian Army, 4 January 1958; Scrapped in 1958.

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 (Serial No. 6355 and 6356), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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USS PC-544
PC-544 114k National Archives photo Dan Treadwell
PC-544 127k PC-544 inboard PC-547
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Dan Treadwell
PC-544 147k PC-544 inboard PC-547
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Dan Treadwell
Guapore (G 1)
PC-544 68k . Bob Daly/PC-1181

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