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Riverhead (PC 567)

Call sign:
November - Echo - Romeo - Hotel

Riverhead served both the U. S. Navy and Air Force.

PC-542 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 15 September 1941 at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX
  • Launched 11 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-567, 27 June 1942
  • Decommissioned 12 July 1946 at Green Cove Springs, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Riverhead 15 February 1956
  • Loaned to the Air Force in April 1960
  • Struck from the Naval Register 15 March 1963 and permanently transferred to the Air Force
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 22 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832241 and 832242), Westinghouse reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-567 46k . Bob Daly/PC-1181

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