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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
November - Xray - Papa - Oscar

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 20 August 1942 by the Robinson Marine Construction Co., Benton Harbor, MI
  • Launched 26 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-759, 8 October 1943
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 21 January 1948, sold to Fred J. Began of Portland, OR and named Tualatin
  • Sold in 1949 to Roland R. Hurlburt of Hoonah, AK and converted to a tug
  • Sold in 1953 to Bernard F. Thompson of Hoonah
  • Sold in 1977 to Larry J. Wakefield of Seattle, WA and converted to a fish tug
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28Armament: One 40mm mount, one/two twin mount .50 cal. machine guns, two/three depth charge projectors "K Guns," 14 depth charges with six single release chocks, two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four
    7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-759 68k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG D. J. Crimmins, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-759
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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