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Call sign:
Nan - Xray - How - Love


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 May 1942 by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, CA
  • Launched 30 November 1942
  • Commissioned PC-728, 8 March 1943
  • Reclassified SC-728 in April 1943
  • Decommissioned 10 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 20 December 1946
  • Acquired in 1952 by William P. Kesling of Long Beach, CA for use as a yacht and named Viajero II
  • Acquired in 1956 by Viagero, II Inc. of La Jolla, CA
  • Acquired in 1957 by William J. Wineberg of Coronado, CA
  • Out of documentation in 1982
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT George C. Garris, USNR8 March 1943
    02LTJG R. T. Conley, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for SC-728
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