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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Oboe - William


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 28 July 1942 as PC-1266 by the Adams Yacht Yard Inc., Quincy, MA
  • Launched 9 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1266, 13 February 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1266 in April 1943
  • Participated in the invasion of Vella Lavella, Solomoan Islands in August 1943
  • Suffered blast damages 29 January 1945 after Serpens (AK 97) was sunk by explosion of undetermined origin at Guadalcanal, Solomons
  • Decommissioned 30 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 2 April 1948
  • Acquired in 1963 by Daniel E. Huff of Sacramento, CA for use as a fishing boat and named Ponderosa
  • Acquired in 1975 by Adrian A. Hylton of West Sacramento, CA
  • Scrapped in 1977.


  • 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," two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Homer C. Pogue, Jr., USNR12 February 1943
    02LTJG Thomas L. Haller, Jr., USNRAugust 1943
    03LTJG L. G. Gagnard, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1266
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