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Lenoir (PC 582)

Call sign:
November - Uniform - Papa - Oscar

Lenoir served the Navies of the United States and Venezuela

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 21 February 1942 at Albina Engine and Machine Works Inc., Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 15 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-582, 22 October 1942
  • Damaged by grounding 12 July 1945 in Maglagabon Bay, Samar, Philippines
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-582, 29 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 1 February 1950 at Green Cove Springs, Florida and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Recommissioned 3 October 1952
  • Decommissioned 15 January 1955 at Green Cove Springs and again laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Reclassified as a Submarine Chaser, PC-582, 27 October 1955
  • Named Lenoir 15 February 1956
  • Transferred to Venezuela and renamed Albatross (P 04)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1960
  • Struck from Venezuelan Register in 1978
  • Fate unknown
  • PC-582 received two battle stars for World War II service.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • Length 170' 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 projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832373 and 832374), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Albina Works 504k 28 April 1942
    Albina Engine & Machinery Works
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Ships identified by George Murray
    USS PCC-582
    PCC-582 72k c. 1950 Bob Daly PC-1181
    Albatross (P 04)
    Albatross 82k Namesake: Albatross - Any of the large, web-footed sea birds related to petrels Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 8 April 2020
    PCC-582 56k c. 1966
    Outboard of Petrel (P 05), ex-Minden (PC 1176)
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Howard C. Duff, USNR22 October 1942
    02LT J. N. Davenport, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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