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Patchogue (PC 586)

Call sign:
November - Whiskey - Delta - November

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 29 May 1942 at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 15 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-586, 5 October 1942
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve Training vessel in September 1946 in the 8th Naval District (New Orleans)
  • Decommissioned in January 1950 at Norfolk, Virginia and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group
  • Named Patchogue 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 April 1959 and sold for scrap to the Potomac Shipwrecking Co.
  • PC-586 received one battle star for World War II service.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • 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 General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7789 and 7790), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-586 84k c. 1945
    Balboa, Panama Canal Zone.
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-586 115k c. 1947/48
    Gulfport, MS
    Photo by member of Crash Boat crew from Keesler Air Force Base, MS.
    John Sandy, Master Sergeant, USAF, Ret.

    View the Patchogue (PC-586)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Read the short story of
    "Jezebel - A Fightin' Ship"
    by J. W. (Jack) Sutherland
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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