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SC-666



Call sign:
Nan - William - Uncle - Dog

ex-PC-666


SC-666 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 16 October 1941 by the Weaver Shipyards, Orange, TX
  • Launched 17 March 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-666, 2 September 1942
  • Reclassified SC-666 in April 1943
  • Transferred to France 27 September 1944 and reclassified CH-134
  • 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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    SC-666 85k c. July 1943
    American landing craft, preceded by the submarine chaser SC-666 in the Ionian Sea as the invasion of Sicily begins. They were assisted by the big [British] ships of "Force H". Photograph taken from the aircraft carrier HMS Formidable
    Imperial War Museum photo 18321 by LT P. G. James, Royal Navy official photographer
    Robert Hurst

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