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YWN-120
ex-YW-120
ex-PC-624



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Zebra - Yoke


PC-624 served the Navies of the United States and France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 19 March 1942 by the Jeffersonville Boat and Machinery Co., Jeffersonville, IN; Launched, 4 July 1942; Commissioned USS PC-624, 29 August 1942. Sank the German submarine U-375, 30 July 1943 in the western Mediterranean north-west of Malta, in position 36 40' N., 12 28' E. Damaged by grounding 3 miles east of Palermo, Sicily on 12 March 1944. Reclassified as a Self Propelled Water Barge, YW-120, 30 June 1944; Decommissioned, 22 November 1944 and transferred to the Free French; Returned to U. S. Navy, 21 March 1949 and reclassified as a Non-Self Propelled Water Barge, YWN-120. Fate unknown.

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, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.


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PC-624 77k Launching day. Bob Daly/PC-1181

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