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Call sign:
Nan - Baker - King - Zebra

PC-542 served the Navies of the United States and France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 26 February 1942 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Corp., Bay City, MI; Launched, 20 April 1942; Commissioned USS PC-542, 25 May 1942 at Algiers Naval Station, New Orleans, LA; Decommissioned 30 September 1944 and transferred to France as Tirailleur (W 102) at Toulon, France; Struck from the Navy Register 2 January 1958. Scrapped.

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 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, and two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 6347 and 6348), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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PC-542 105k . Robert Hurst

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