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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
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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 renamed 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.
Specifications: Displacement 95 t; Length 110' 10"; Beam 17'; Draft 6' 6"; Speed 21 kts.; Complement 28; Armament one 40mm mount, one or two twin mount .50 cal. machine guns, two or three dcp "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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