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SC-1061



SC-1061 call sign:
Nan - Dog - Oboe - Able

ex-PC-1061


SC-1061 served the Navies of the United States and Norway.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 23 May 1942 by Harris and Parsons Inc., East Greenwich, RI
  • Launched 26 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1061, 5 January 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1061 in April 1943
  • Transferred to Norway 12 October 1945 and named KNM Vigra
  • During the war the U.S. loaned three American-built subchasers to occupied Norway under the lend-lease program and late in the war transferred ownership of the three vessels to Norway permanently. Throughout the war they
    were used in an operation called the "Shetlands Bus", a ferrying service between Norway and the Shetlands Isles which, at high risk, transported secret agents and communications equipment into Norway to enable them to keep
    track of German navy movements all along the Norwegian coast. On return trips the subchasers would take key Norwegian personnel back to the Shetlands and to freedom. After the war the three subchasers
    eventually disappeared
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "K Gun," and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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