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Call sign:
Nan - William - Sugar - Mike


SC-655 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 11 October 1941 by the Westergard Boat Works, Biloxi, MS
  • Launched 12 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-655, 8 August 1942
  • Reclassified SC-655 in April 1943
  • Transferred to France 23 October 1944 and reclassified CH-144
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110"
  • 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 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    SC-655 147k SC-978 and SC-655 taking on supplies and provisions from the USS Brooklyn [CL 40] during the invasion of southern France
    National Archives photo from "Splinter Fleet" by Theodore R. Treadwell
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-655
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