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SC-502



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - King - Yoke

ex-PC-502


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 6 May 1941 by the Seabrook Yacht Corp., Houston, TX
  • Launched 31 January 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-502, 3 June 1942
  • Reclassified as SC-502 in April 1943
  • She had patrol duties in the Tulagi-Lunga Point and Guadacanal areas as well as the Russell Islands
  • Visited Aukland, New Zealand 6 - 18 January 1945
  • SC-502 was cited for its part in rescuing the crew of a sinking SC in the Pacific while en route back to Pearl Harbor in late July of 1945
  • Decommissioned in December 1945 at San Francisco, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 21 May 1948
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Gun," and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    SC-497 161k Exploded view of SC-497 class Subchaser. © 1997 Theodore R. Treadwell

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