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Honesdale (PC 566)

Call sign:
November - Echo - Quebec - India

Honesdale served the Navies of the United States and Venezuela.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 14 August 1941 at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX
  • Launched 21 March 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-566, 15 June 1942
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve Training vessel in September 1946 at the 4th Naval District (Philadelphia)
  • Decommissioned 8 January 1947 at Norfolk, VA and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group
  • Named Honesdale 1 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960
  • Sold to Venezuela in June 1961 and renamed Calamar (P 02)
  • Struck from Venezuelan Navyal list in 1978
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D 8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832235 and 832236), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Honesdale 175k 14 November 1941
    Litterest Commercial Photo Co. photo
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    Honesdale 180k
    Honesdale 185k 6 February 1942
    Litterest Commercial Photo Co. photo
    National Archives photo
    Honesdale 50k . The Ted Stone Collection
    Mariners' Museum,
    Newport News, VA

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