Allied Warships

USS PC-1176 (PC-1176)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byLeatham D. Smith Shipbuilding Co. (Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered27 Oct 1942 
Laid down28 Jun 1943 
Launched28 Aug 1943 
Commissioned20 Nov 1943 
End service23 May 1946 

Decommissioned on 23 May 1946
Stricken on 1 July 1960 and transferred to Venezuela being renamed Pulpo


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Notable events involving PC-1176 include:

6 Jun 1944
Was the primary control vessel for Tare Green Beach - Utah beach. LCC-60 was the secondary control vessel. From the despatching of the last wave on 6 june 1944 until 17 june 1944, PC 1176 remained at anchor off the center of Tare Green Beach, acting as traffic control vessel during the build-up phase. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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