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Grounded 9 April 1944

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 10 June 1942 by the Vinyard Shipbuilding Co., Milford, DE
  • Launched 19 December 1942
  • Commissioned PC-984, 26 February 1943
  • Reclassified SC-984 in April 1943
  • Grounded on Cooks Reef, near Mai Island, New Hebrides 9 April 1944
  • Abandoned and sunk 10 April 1944
  • Struck from the Navy list 16 May 1944.


  • Displacement 103 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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