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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
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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, MSLaunched 12 May 1942Commissioned USS PC-655, 8 August 1942Reclassified SC-655 in April 1943Transferred to France 23 October 1944 and reclassified CH-144Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 148 t.Length 110"Beam 17'Draft 6' 6"Speed 15.6 kts.Complement 28Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Guns," and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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||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
There is no DANFS history available for SC-655
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