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Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Mike - Fox


Sunk 27 November 1944

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 18 February 1942 by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard Inc., Quincy, MA
  • Launched 23 May 1942
  • Commissioned PC-744, 10 July 1942
  • Reclassified SC-744 in April 1943
  • Sunk 27 November 1944 by Kamikaze attack in Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands
  • Struck from the Navy list 19 January 1945.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one/two twin mount .50 cal. machine guns, two/three depth charge projector "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-744 260k Photo from the collection of John Wagers John Wagers
    SC-744 81k Waiting for assistance after being struck aft by a Japanese A6M Zero, Leyte Gulf, on 27 November 1944
    Photo from "Splinter Fleet" by Theodore R. Treadwell
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-744
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