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Call sign:
Nan - Able - Fox - Nan

SC-515 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 April 1941 by the Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Launched 20 September 1941
  • Commissioned USS PC-515, 16 April 1942
  • Reclassified SC-515 in April 1943
  • Rescued 21 men, 7 July 1943 from the U.S. freighter James Robertson that was torpedoed by the German submarine U-185 off the coast of Brazil at 0400'S, 3600'W
  • Transferred to France 10 October 1944 and reclassified CH-121
  • 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 projector "Y Guns," 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-515 257k Associated Press photo from the 22 September 1941 edition of "The Evening Star", Washington, DC Mike Mohl

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-515
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