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Call sign:
Nan - William - Roger - Jig


SC-648 served the Navies of the United States and China.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 10 October 1941 by the Deleware Bay Shipbuilding Co., Leesburg, NJ
  • Launched 18 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-648, 11 July 1942
  • Reclassified SC-648 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to China 30 June 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 98 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one/two twin .50 cal. machine gun(s), two/three depth charge projector "K Guns," 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    SC-648 48k . T. R. Treadwell
    Splinter Fleet website
    SC-648 87k Plowing into heavy seas
    Courtesy of T. R. Treadwell
    Splinter Fleet website
    Robert Hurst
    SC-648 95k In drydock with her signalman painting the ship's number on the bow
    Courtesy of T. R. Treadwell
    Splinter Fleet website
    SC-648 130k c. 1944
    Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands
    In drydock with SC-745 astern
    Courtesy of T. R. Treadwell
    Splinter Fleet website
    SC-648 219k
    SC-749 110k c. 1944
    Milne Bay, New Guinea
    SC-731, SC-749, SC-648 and SC-637 nested together alongside their tender
    Alan Ross
    SC-648 61k c. 1944
    Hollandia, New Guinea
    T. R. Treadwell
    Splinter Fleet website

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