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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Able - Victor


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 2 May 1942 by the Delaware Bay Shipbuilding Co., Leesburg, NJ
  • Launched 10 October 1942
  • Commissioned PC-702, 21 December 1942
  • Reclassified SC-702 in April 1943Decommissioned 28 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 16 December 1946
  • Acquired in 1948 by Charles D. Pilling of Seattle, WA for use as a fishing boat and named Ruth Ann
  • Acquired in 1954 by the S. E. Alaska Marine Transport Co. of Seattle
  • Acquired in 1958 by Wlliam C. Schlothan of Ketchikan, AK
  • Foundered 22 October 1959 off Wornosky Island, AK.


  • 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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    No image of SC-702 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Russ M. Bradley, USNR 21 December 1942
    02LTJG C. O. Robinson, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-702
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