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SCC-1316
ex-SC-1316



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Item - Sugar

ex-PC-1316

SCC-1316 served both the U. S. Navy and Army.


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 18 August 1942 PC-1316 by Julius Petersen, Nyack, NY
  • Launched 11 March 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1316 in April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1316, 19 June 1943
  • Reclassied as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1316, 20 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Army 11 December 1946
  • Sold, converted to a fishing vessel and named Helen E
  • Beached on the North Spit 5 March 1951, north of the entrance to Coos Bay, WA
  • Set on fire after attempts to salvage her failed.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 15.6 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 reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SCC-1316
    SC-1316 103k c. 1945 Tony Mastadonna
    SC-1316 95k
    SC-1316 85k
    SC-1316 96k
    Helen E
    SC-1316 32k c. March 1951
    Burning the Helen E
    Photo from Worldnews.com
    Jason McDonald, Derick Hartshorn and Robert Hurst
    SC-1316 32k c. January 2010
    The remains of the Helen E uncovered by actions of El Niņo
    Photo from KMTR News, Springfield, OR
    SC-1316 32k c. January 2010
    The remains of the Helen E uncovered by actions of El Niņo
    Photo from KMTR News, Springfield, OR
    Derick Hartshorn

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS R. L. Weil, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SCC-1316
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