Allied Warships

USS PC-476 (PC-476)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPC-461 
PennantPC-476 
Built byDefoe Shipbuilding Co. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered26 Dec 1940 
Laid down2 Oct 1941 
Launched1 Jan 1942 
Commissioned18 Mar 1942 
End service 
History

Stricken on 23 December 1947
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 1 July 1948

 

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Notable events involving PC-476 include:


12 Sep 1943
Around 0600K/12, HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. J. Plunkett-Cole, RAN) departed Brisbane. At sea, off Caloundra she joined the transport Mormacsea (American, 7773 GRT, built 1941) and relieved her current escort USS PC-476 (Lt.(jg) D.P. Butler, USNR).

The Mormacsea was then escorted by HMAS Vendetta to the vicinity of Lady Elliot Island. They parted company around 1100K/13.

HMAS Vendetta arrived at Caloundra around 2145K/13. (1)

Sources

  1. Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for September 1943

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