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Patchogue (PC 586)

Call sign:
November - Whiskey - Delta - November

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 29 May 1942 at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 15 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-586, 5 October 1942
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve Training vessel in September 1946 in the 8th Naval District (New Orleans)
  • Decommissioned in January 1950 at Norfolk, Virginia and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group
  • Named Patchogue 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 April 1959 and sold for scrap to the Potomac Shipwrecking Co.
  • PC-586 received one battle star for World War II service.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • 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 projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7789 and 7790), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-586 84k c. 1945
    Balboa, Panama Canal Zone
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-586 115k c. 1947/48
    Gulfport, MS
    Photo by member of Crash Boat crew from Keesler Air Force Base, MS
    John Sandy, Master Sergeant, USAF, Ret.

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Paul A. Florian, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    View the Patchogue (PC-586)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Read the short story of
    "Jezebel - A Fightin' Ship"
    by J. W. (Jack) Sutherland
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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