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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
Riverhead (PC 567)
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Riverhead served both the U. S. Navy and Air Force.
PC-542 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 15 September 1941 at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TXLaunched 11 April 1942Commissioned USS PC-567, 27 June 1942Decommissioned 12 July 1946 at Green Cove Springs, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove SpringsNaval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947Named Riverhead 15 February 1956Loaned to the Air Force in April 1960Struck from the Naval Register 15 March 1963 and permanently transferred to the Air ForceFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 450 t.Length 173' 8"Beam 23'Draft 10' 10"Speed 22 kts.Complement 65Armament: 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 tracksPropulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832241 and 832242), Westinghouse reduction gear, two shafts.
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