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Metropolis (PC 589)

Call sign:
November - Alpha - Echo - November

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 9 March 1942 at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 7 June 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-589, 23 July 1942
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-589 in August 1945
  • Decommissioned in March 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Reclassified back to a Submarine Chaser, PC-589, 27 October 1955
  • Named Metropolis 1 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 April 1959
  • Sold for scrap 1 December 1959 to A. B. Church
  • Towed from the Columbia River Group 30 December 1959 to scrap yard
  • PC-589 earned 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. 6357 and 6358), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PC-589
    PC-589 57k . .
    PC-589 92k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    USS PCC-589
    PC-589 33k . Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT John C. Spencer, USNR23 July 1942
    02LT A. Antonini, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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