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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 and transferred to Brazil 29 October 1943 as Goiana (CS 6); Reclassified G-4; Struck from the Navy Register and transferred permanent ownership to Brazil 19 April 1950; Decommissioned in Brazilian Navy, 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 projectiles, 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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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

There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-554
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Patrol Craft Sailors Association
"PC Patrol Craft of World War II"
by William J. Veigele, Ph.D., USNR, Ret. PC-793

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