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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Item - Roger


SC-982 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 18 April 1942 by the Vinyard Shipbuilding Co., Milford, DE
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-982, 2 November 1942
  • Reclassified SC-982 in April 1943
  • Transferred to the Philippines in June 1948 and named Cavite (P 19)
  • Scrapped.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "K 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-1267 194k Manila, Philippines
    SC-1267, SC-982, SC-730 and SC-769
    Photo caption: "Aboard these American submarine chasers at Manila, P.I., Filipinos train and learn the fundamental operations of small craft. With U.S. Navy crewmen as instructors, the Philippine Off-Shore Patrol is learnig to function as a Navy unit.
    National Archives photo
    Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Dan Treadwell

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-982
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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