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Petoskey (PC 569)

Call sign:
November - Echo - Zulu - Hotel

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 11 September 1941 at Albina Engine and Machinery Works, Inc., Portland, OR
  • Launched 22 January 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-569, 9 May 1942 at Puget Sound Navy Yard
  • Decommissioned 25 March 1947 at Mayport, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Petoskey 2 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960
  • Sold to A. S. Wikstrom, Inc. of Skaneatelas, NY
  • 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 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832221 and 832222), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-569 116k 11 September 1941.
    Setting keel blocks for PC-569.
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Albina Works 504k 28 April 1942.
    Albina Engine & Machinery Works
    Ships identified by George Murray
    PC-569 25k -

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