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SC-736



Call sign:
Nan - Xray - King - Charlie

ex-PC-736


SC-736 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 11 April 1942 by the Liberty Dry Dock Co., Inc., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 29 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-736, 27 February 1943
  • Reclassified SC-736 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Philippines 2 July 1948 and named RPS Mountain Province (P 15)
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One Mk 22 - 3"/50 dual purpose mount, two Mk 4 - 20mm mounts, one or two twin .50 cal. machine guns, two/three Mk 6 depth charge projector "K Guns," 14 depth charges with six single release chocks, two sets
    Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 1,000bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-736 126k Sheer elevation plan of a typical 110 ft. subchaser in this case SC-736
    Key to numbers:
    1 - Bullnose
    2 - Bow light
    3 - Anchor davit
    4 - Vent
    5 - Windlass
    6 - Breakwater
    7 - Booby hatch
    8 - 3"/50 Mk 22
    9 - 7.2" ASW projectile ready service locker
    10 - 3"/50 ready service locker
    11 - Crow's nest
    12 - Searchlight
    13 - 20mm Oerlikon Mk 4
    14 - Smoke pipe
    15 - Companionway
    16 - Liferaft support
    17 - Vegetable locker
    18 - Depth charge topping lift
    19 - Depth charge rack
    20 - Mark 6 K gun
    21 - Depth charge track
    22 - Hull sheathing
    23 - Diesel exhaust
    24 - Grab rail
    These drawings are representative of the early configuration of the SC-497 class subchaser. Craft with the 3"/23 gun mount did not have the raised platform within the breakwater. The original design mounted single, water-cooled .50 cal. machine guns on Mk 3 mounts in the positions occupied by the 20mm Mark 4. The initial design used a more normal strut arrangement, with the aft strut forward of the propeller
    Photo and drawings from "Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Vol. 1" by John Lambert and Al Ross
    Robert Hurst
    SC-736 74k c. 1943.
    Armed with a 3-inch gun and two Mousetrap antisubmarine rocket launchers forward; two 20-mm amidships; and a pair of depth-charge tracks at her stern.
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    SC-736 92k 24 February 1943 Robert Hurst
    SC-736 78k

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-736
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