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USS PC-470
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Name: USS PC-470
Builder: eorge Lawley & Sons
Neponset, Massachusetts
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
Fate: unknown
General characteristics
Class & type: PC-461-class submarine chaser
Length: 173 ft (53 m)

USS PC-470 was a PC-461-class submarine chaser built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was later renamed Antigo (PC-470) but never saw active service under that name.

CareerEdit

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.[1] 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.[2] PC-470 earned two battle stars for her World War II service.[1]

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.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Priolo, Gary P. (2005). "Antigo (PC 470), ex-PC-470". Navsource Naval History. http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/010470.htm. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  2. US Navy Discharge Documents, NAVSOURCE, The Forgotten Fleet

Further readingEdit

  • 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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