|Career (United States)|
eorge Lawley & Sons|
|Laid down:||27 February 1942|
|Launched:||27 June 1942|
|Commissioned:||31 July 1942|
|Decommissioned:||March 1946, Portland, Oregon|
|Renamed:||USS Antigo (PC-470), 15 January 1956|
|Struck:||1 July 1960|
|Class & type:||PC-461-class submarine chaser|
|Length:||173 ft (53 m)|
Career[edit | edit source]
PC-470 was laid down by George Lawley & Sons of Neponset, Massachusetts, on 27 February 1942, and launched on 27 June. She was commissioned on 31 July. While in the Philippines during World War II, the ship was holed by a Japanese 75-millimeter (3.0 in) shell at Leyte, but was repaired. PC-470 earned two battle stars for her World War II service.
PC-470 was decommissioned in March 1946 at Portland, Oregon, and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet in the Columbia River. On 15 January 1956, while in reserve, the ship was renamed Antigo (PC-470), but never saw any active service under that name. Antigo was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 July 1960. Her ultimate fate is not recorded in secondary sources.
References[edit | edit source]
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- McBride, Walter Neil (2009). When in all ways ready for sea : the saga of the USS PC 470 during WWII. Conneautville, PA: Attraction Center Pub. ISBN 978-0-9816791-2-9.
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