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Andrews (PC 606)

Call sign:
November - Uniform - Victor - Tango

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 14 April 1942 at Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, Connecticut
  • Launched 8 January 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-606, 7 August 1943 at New York City, NY
  • Decommissioned 24 March 1947 at Green Cove Springs, Florida and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
  • Named Andrews 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 5 September 1957
  • Sold for scrap to Boston Metals Co. of Baltimore, MD.


  • 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, 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. 10868 and 10871), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-606 47k Starboard side view of USS PC 606 with an unknown LST in the background; date and location unknown Lynn Lake

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG J. E. Searight, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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