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PC-554


PC-554 served the Navies of the United States and Brazil.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 20 December 1941 by the Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 1 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-554, 15 September 1942
  • Decommissioned 29 October 1943, transferred to Brazil and named Goiana (CS 6)
  • Reclassified G-4
  • Struck from the Navy Register and transferred permanent ownership to Brazil 19 April 1950
  • Decommissioned 13 October 1951
  • Scrapped in 1952.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 295 t.(lt) , 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 170'
  • 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 projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 6345 and 6346), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PC-554
    PC-554 83k c. early 1943. E. J. Comeau, PC 553/1228
    Goiana (G 4)
    PC-554 49k c. 1946. Original photo from Jane's Fighting Ship's
    Replacement photo from Robert Hurst

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