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PC-561 served the Navies of the United States and Brazil.
PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 30 January 1942 at Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN; Launched, 1 May 1942; Commissioned USS PC-561, 11 July 1942; Decommissioned, 30 November 1943 and transferred to Brazil as Grauna; Returned to U.S. custody 19 April 1950 and turned over to the State Department for disposal. Fate unknown.
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. 6349 and 6350), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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