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SC-518



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Jig - Oboe

ex-PC-518


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 2 June 1941 by the Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Launched 12 November 1941
  • Commissioned PC-518, 12 May 1942
  • Reclassified SC-518 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Destroyed 13 July 1948.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-497 Class Interior View
    SC-497 161k Exploded view of SC-497 class Subchaser. © 1997 Theodore R. Treadwell
    USS SC-518
    SC-518 49k From the collection of Wallace D. Adkisson Treva Adkisson Westmoreland

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-518
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