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SC-638



Call sign:
Nan - William - Peter - Jig

ex-PC-638


SC-638 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 11 August 1941 by the Elizabeth City Shipyards, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Launched 20 December 1941
  • Commissioned USS PC-638, 27 June 1942
  • Reclassified SC-638 in April 1943
  • Transferred to France 27 September 1944 and reclassified CH-116
  • Sunk by mine in September 1945.

    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 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-497 161k Exploded view of SC-497 class Subchaser. © 1997 Theodore R. Treadwell

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