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PC-604 served the Navies of the United States and Brazil

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 16 February 1942 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 24 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-604, 9 March 1943
  • Decommissioned 11 June 1943, transferred to Brazil and named Guaíba (CS 3)
  • Reclassified G-3 after World War II
  • Decommissioned 3 December 1949
  • Scrapped in 1952.


  • Displacement 295 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 mount, three 20mm guns, two Mousetrap depth charge projectors, four K-gun depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Guaiba 106k 19 August 1943
    Off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Sixtant - World War II in the South Atlantic
    Guaiba 151k 19 August 1943
    Moored at Brazilian Navy Arsenal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-604
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