Tuesday, April 21, 2009

USS Malone (PC 553)

1:200 scale card
model ship

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:
Laid down, 20 December 1941 at Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY; Launched, 30 May 1942; Commissioned USS PC-553, 12 October 1942 at New York Navy Yard; Decommissioned, 9 July 1947 at Green Cove Springs, Fla; Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet; Named Malone 1 February 1956; Struck from the Navy Register 5 September 1957; Sold for scrap 1 July 1958 to the Boston Metals Co. of Baltimore, Maryland.
Specifications: 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 projectiles, two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7769 and 7770), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

Information text: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/010553.htm

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