|Career (United States)|
|Laid down:||26 February 1942|
|Launched:||4 April 1942|
|Commissioned:||25 May 1942|
|Decommissioned:||30 September 1944|
|Fate:||transferred to the French Navy, 30 September 1944|
|Acquired:||30 September 1944|
|Class & type:||PC-461-class submarine chaser|
PC-542 was laid down at the Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City, Michigan, on 26 February 1942; launched on 4 April 1942; and commissioned on 25 May 1942.
After commissioning, PC-542 ran convoys to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before sailing for the Mediterranean, arriving in Arzew, Algeria. She participated in the invasions of Scoglitti, Brolo, Salerno, and Anzio in Italy; and in Operation Dragoon—the invasion of Southern France.
On 30 September 1944, PC-542 was transferred to France under Lend-Lease, where she served as Tirailleur and was credited with shooting down 2 German planes in the Mediterranean.
She was condemned by the French Navy in 1957.
This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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