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PC-605 served the Navies of the United States and Brazil.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 20 March 1942 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 19 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-605, 28 May 1943
  • Decommissioned 11 June 1943 and transferred to Brazil as Gurupá (CS 4)
  • Reclassified G-4 after World War II
  • Scrapped in 1952.


  • 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, two 20mm guns, two Mousetrap depth charge projector, four K-gun depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 10843 and 10846), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    USS PC-605
    87k PC-605 with PC-1213 after the latter's launching, 22 May 1943. Inscription on plaque reads: "This Fighting Ship Sponsored and Made Possible by the War Bond Purchases of the People of Jamestown, NY"
    National Archive Photo 19-N-47911
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    92k PC-604 and PC-605 being turned over to the Brazilian Navy at Miami, 11 June 1943.
    Official US Navy Seventh Naval District photo
    Dave Wright
    Gurupá (G 4)
    PC-605 225k c. 1946 Original photo from Jane's Fighting Ship's
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    Second replacement photo: Enzo Magno

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