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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Love - Mike


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 1 April 1942 by Julius Petersen, Nyack, NY
  • Launched 3 August 1942
  • Commissioned PC-741, 15 December 1942
  • Reclassified SC-741 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-741 59k Making a depth charge run Gary P. Priolo
    SC-741 90k 26 December 1943
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 302753
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Bertram W. Meershaw, USNR (missing at sea off Papua, New Guinea)October 1944
    02LTJG Albert L. McNomee, USNROctober 1944 - April 1945
    Courtesy Theodore R. Treadwell

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-741
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