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PC-605 served the Navies of the United States and Brazil.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 20 March 1942 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT; Launched, 19 November 1942; Commissioned USS PC-605, 28 May 1943; Decommissioned, 11 June 1943 and transferred to Brazil as Gurupa (G 4); Scrapped in 1952.

Specifications: 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 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 (Serial No. 10843 and 10846), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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USS PC-605
PC-1213 87k PC-605 with PC-1213 after the latters launching, 22 May 1943. Inscription on plaque reads: "This Fighting Ship Sponsored and Made Possible by the War Bond Purchases of the People of Jamestown, NY"
National Archive Photo 19-N-47911
Bob Daly/PC-1181
Gurupa (G 4)
Gurupa 71kGurupa (G 4)Bob Daly/PC-1181

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