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SC-640



Call sign:
Nan - William - Peter - Victor

ex-PC-640


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 30 August 1941 by the Elizabeth City Shipyards, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Launched 17 January 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-640, 12 July 1942
  • Reclassified SC-640 in April 1943
  • Visited Aukland, New Zealand 7 - 18 October 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 16 December 1946
  • Fate unknown.

    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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