USS PC-472


USS PC-472.jpg
United States
NameUSS PC-472
Laid down1 July 1941
Launched14 November 1941
Commissioned9 December 1941
Decommissioned30 June 1944
Fatetransferred to French Navy, 30 June 1944
Strickenc. March 1949
NameLe Ruse
Acquired30 June 1944
Decommissionedc. 1959
General characteristics
Class and type PC-461-class submarine chaser
Length173 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.


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.

See also


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

External links

  • Photo gallery at Naval Historical Center