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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Nan - Queen


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 February 1941 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 23 February 1942
  • Commissioned PC-505, 21 April 1942
  • Reclassified SC-505 in April 1943
  • Visited Auckland, New Zealand 6 - 17 October 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 6 May 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 projectors "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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-497 161k Exploded view of SC-497 class Subchaser. © 1997 Theodore R. Treadwell
    Alturas 76k c. 1945
    Moored outboard of an unidentified Patrol Craft Sweeper and YMS-101. Across the pier is PC-602
    David Wright

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS J. H. Burcher, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-505
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