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PC-562



Call sign:
November - Echo - Lima - Hotel


PC-562 served the Navies of the United States and France

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 13 February 1942 at Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN
  • Launched 4 June 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-562, 5 August 1942
  • Damaged by mine off Port Empedocle, Sicily 18 July 1943 at 3710'N, 1235'E
  • Decommissioned 30 June 1944, transferred to France at Oran, Algeria and named L'Attentif (W 63)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 February 1953
  • Sunk as a target in 1953.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 280 t.(lt), 295 t.(fl)
  • Length 175'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 59
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two mouse trap depth charge projectors, four depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 6361 and 6362), Farrel-Birmingham reduction gear, two shafts.

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