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Altus (PC 568)
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Altus served both the U. S. Navy and Air Force.
Altus served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines.
PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 15 September 1941 at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TXLaunched 25 April 1942Commissioned USS PC-568, 13 July 1942 at Houston, TXDecommissioned 30 April 1946 at Mayport, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, St James River, Green Cove Springs, FLNaval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947Named Altus 15 February 1956Loaned to the Air Force in 1960Struck from the Naval Register 15 March 1963 and transferred permanently to the U. S. Air ForceTransferred to the Philippines 2 March 1968 and renamed Nueva Viscaya (PS 80)Converted to a Fast Attack Craft in 1988Decommissioned 23 June 1990Sank 10 March 1993 during a typhoon at Cebu, PhilippinesSold as scrap to Calixto Enterprises, Philippines.
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. 832267 and 832268), Westinghouse reduction gear, two shafts.
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Aground in the Gulf de Saint-Malo off Grandville, France.
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