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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Contributed by Wes Hall

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Nan - Xray


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 16 November 1942 as PC-995 by the George W. Kneass Co., San Francisco, CA
  • Reclassified SC-995 in April 1943
  • Launched 5 June 1943
  • Commissioned 14 August 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 10 November 1946
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-995 Crew 112k c. 1944
    Crew photo
    Wes Hall
    Tom Kermen
    SC-995 Crew 83k c. December 1945
    Treasure Island, CA
    SC-995 Crew 89k c. 1945

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS W. P. Lowry, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-995
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