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Malvern (PC-580)

Call sign:
November - Uniform - Lima - Zulu

Malvern served the Navies of the United States and Indonesia.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • The fourth Malvern was laid down 22 January 1942 by Albina Engine and Machinery Works Inc., Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 29 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-580, 26 September 1942
  • Named Malvern 15 February 1956
  • Decommissioned 27 March 1958 at Green Cove Springs Florida and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
  • Transferred under the Military Assistance Program to Indonesia 17 March 1960 and renamed Hiu (PC 317)
  • Decommissioned in 1980
  • 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. 832279 and 832280), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS PC-580
    Albina Works 504k 28 April 1942.
    Albina Engine & Machinery Works
    Ships identified by George Murray
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Malvern 504k c. June 1942
    Pre-commissioning crew
    E. J. Comeau PC 553/1228
    Crewmember PC-1228
    15 September 1943 to December 1945
    PC-580 22k Elsilrac Naval photos Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-580 81k Photo taken from LSM-495 refueling PC-580 while underway to the Panama Canal Jake Hershey
    PC-580 60k c. 1952/53 Robert Norville
    PC-580 294k c. 1956
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    U.S. Navy photoNH 85411
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Hiu (PC 317)
    PC-58060k c. 1961
    Indonesian Navy photo from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Alvin W. Slayden, USN26 September 1942
    ??LTJG Charles Henry Ulrich, USN.
    ??LTJG Earl O. Williams, USN.
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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