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SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 14 May 1942 by the Vinyard Shipbuilding Co., Milford, Delaware
  • Launched 5 November 1942
  • Commissioned PC-983, 16 January 1943
  • Reclassified SC-983 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 11 April 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    SC-983 118k Crew photo
    The Commanding Officer, LT(Jg) Edwin Davies Harrison, standing in the foreground, to the immediate left and slightly in front of the Chief Petty Officer
    Robert W. Harrison

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-983
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