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SC-1057



Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Nan - Dog

ex-PC-1057


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 May 1942 as PC-1057 by Gulf Marine Ways, Inc., Galveston, TX
  • Launched 11 November 1942
  • Reclassified SC-1057 in April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1057, 19 May 1943
  • Rescued all 66 survivors of the freighter SS Ayuruoca soon after the vessel sank off the New Jersey coast 6 June 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Sold 22 July 1948 and named Palace II
  • Resold in 1990, sailed to Galveston, TX and renamed Bonner Lee
  • Sold in 1997 to Paul and Maria Purdum of St. Augustine, FL
  • Began restoration work at King's Bay, Crystal City, FL
  • Declared a derelict by local politicians and ordered removed
  • Dismantled in March 2003 and dumped in the Citrus County, FL central landfill.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, one/two twin mount .50 cal. machine guns, two/three depth charge projector "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four
    7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single redustion gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    F/V Palace II
    SC-1057 67k c. Spring 1991
    Flounder fishing in Raritan Bay, NJ
    Mel's Place
    M/V Bonner Lee
    SC-1057 66k . Jim Myers
    SC-1057 77k Moored at King's Cove, Crystal River, Florida
    Photo courtesy of Paul and Marie Purdom, owners, from "Splinter Fleet" by Theodore R. Treadwell
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1057
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    "Subchaser in the South Pacific"
    by J. Henry Doscher, CAPT, USN, Ret.

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