what are you specifically seeking? Pictures, muster rolls, diaries. There are a few online but not sure exactly what you are seeking.
I am seeking anything and everything. My father served aboard this vessel and it has become very important to me to collect anything I can find. My father rarely talked about his service. thank you do much for responding.
Dear Mr. Ball,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, ca. 1/1/1942 - ca. 6/1/1946 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38), which includes 14 files related to PC-491. Many of these records have been digitized and can be viewed online in the Catalog. You may contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com with any questions you might have about these and similar records.
The series Gunnery Reports, 1942-1945 in Record Group 38 contains 1 file related to PC-491, and the series Material Inspection Reports and Related Documentation, 1940-1978 in Record Group 38 includes 1 file related to PC-491, as well. These records have not been digitized. You may contact RDT2 for assistance with them.
Additionally, the series Court of Inquiry Proceedings, 1909-1971 in the Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Navy) (Record Group 125) contains 2 files related to PC-491 that may be of interest to you. These records have not been digitized. Please contact RDT2 with any questions you might have about these records.
We also located 1 file related to PC-491 in the series Microfilm of Ship Engineering Drawings, 1945-1955 in the Records of the Bureau of Ships (Record Group 19). These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to and information about these and similar records.
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We hope this information is helpful, and best of luck with your research!
Dear Mr. Ball,
We located some additional information that may be useful for your research.
We searched our finding aids to the series Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941-1983 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) and identified logbooks from April 13, 1942 to March 4, 1946 for PC-491 in boxes 4713-4716 of the series. These records have not been digitized. You may contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com for more information.
Again, we hope this information is helpful, and best of luck with your research!