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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
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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, NCLaunched 20 September 1941Commissioned USS PC-515, 16 April 1942Reclassified SC-515 in April 1943Rescued 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 04º00'S, 36º00'WTransferred to France 10 October 1944 and reclassified CH-121Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 148 t.Length 110' 10"Beam 17'Draft 6' 6"Speed 15.6 kts.Complement 28Armament: One 40mm mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Guns," and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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||Associated Press photo from the 22 September 1941 edition of "The Evening Star", Washington, DC
There is no DANFS history available for SC-515
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