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Call sign:
Nan - Able - How - Love

PC-591 served the Navies of the United States and France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 8 May 1942 at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.; Launched, 2 August 1942; Commissioned USS PC-591, 26 October 1942; Decommissioned 18 October 1944 and transferred to France at Toulon as Spahi (W 123); Reclassified P-601 in 1952; Struck from the Navy Register 16 December 1959 and scrapped.

Specifications: Displacement 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 single 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Starboard engine Serial No. 10844, port engine unknown), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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PC-590 69k Outboard of PC-590. Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
PC-591 52k October 1942.
Sea trials at Sturgeon Bay.
Bob Daly/PC-1181
Spahi (W 123)
PC-591 113k . Robert Hurst
Spahi (P 601)
PC-591 67k . Robert Hurst

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