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USS PC-472
USS PC-472.jpg
Career (United States)
Name: USS PC-472
Builder: Defoe Shipbuilding Company,
Bay City, Michigan
Laid down: 1 July 1941
Launched: 14 November 1941
Commissioned: 9 December 1941
Decommissioned: 30 June 1944
Fate: transferred to French Navy, 30 June 1944
Struck: c. March 1949
Career (France)
Name: Le Ruse
Acquired: 30 June 1944
Decommissioned: c. 1959
General characteristics
Class & type: PC-461-class submarine chaser
Length: 173 ft (53 m)

USS PC-472 was a PC-461-class submarine chaser built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was transferred to the French Navy in June 1944 and renamed Le Ruse. She remained in French service until 1959.

Career[edit | edit source]

PC-472 was laid down at Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City, Michigan, on 1 July 1941; launched on 14 November; and was commissioned on 9 December 1941.

The ship was loaned to the French under Lend-Lease on 30 June 1944 and was sold to them in March 1949. She remained in their service as Le Ruse until 1959.

References[edit | edit source]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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