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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - George - Fox


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 6 March 1942 by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, CA
  • Launched 10 June 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-723, 7 December 1942
  • Reclassified SC-723
  • Decommissioned 13 February 1946 at Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Republic of China 30 June 1948
  • Sunk by a typhoon 27 August 1948 while being towed from the Philippines to Taiwan by the Yung Ming, ex-Phantom (AM 273).


  • 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-723 55k Somewhere in the Philippines.
    Photo by Lt Glenn Wiley McMaster
    Paul L. Yates
    SC-723 42k c. March 1945.
    In dry dock with LST-286 at Challenger Cove, Humbolt Bay, New Guinea.
    SC-723 83k c. 1946.
    Being stripped in the Philippines after decommissioning.
    Photo by Lt Glenn Wiley McMaster

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