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SC-1319



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Jig - Baker

ex-PC-1319


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 September 1942 as PC-1319 by Julius Petersen, Nyack, NY
  • Reclassified SC-1319 and launched 12 April 1943
  • Commissioned 28 August 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 4 March 1948
  • Fate unknown.

    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 20mm mountss, 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
    SC-1319 112k From the collection of CAPT W. K. Woodard, USN, Ret. John Woodard
    SC-1319 138k LTJG Gene R. Keith, Commanding Officer
    From the collection of CAPT W. K. Woodard, USN, Ret.
    SC-1319 260k Crew photo. Center is LTJG Keith, with W. K. Woodard on his left
    From the collection of CAPT W. K. Woodard, USN, Ret.
    SC-1319 623k Back of crew photo
    SC-1319 183k View of the bridge. Left to right: Gunner's Mate/Lookout; W.K.Woodard, XO and LTJG Gene R. Keith, CO
    From the collection of CAPT W. K. Woodard, USN, Ret.
    SC-1319 191k c. 1943
    En route to Pearl Harbor
    40mm gun mount
    From the collection of CAPT W. K. Woodard, USN, Ret.
    SC-1319 193k c. 1943
    En route to Pearl Harbor
    Depth charge explosion
    From the collection of CAPT W. K. Woodard, USN, Ret.
    SC-1319 180k
    SC-1319 173k c. 1943
    En route to Pearl Harbor
    Firing .45 cal. Thompson machine gun
    From the collection of CAPT W. K. Woodard, USN, Ret.
    SC-1319 207k c. 1943
    En route to Pearl Harbor
    Midships view
    From the collection of CAPT W. K. Woodard, USN, Ret.
    SC-1319 189k c. 1943
    En route to Pearl Harbor
    View of Mk 20 Mousetrap rails
    From the collection of CAPT W. K. Woodard, USN, Ret.
    SC-1319 315k Artwork shipped to Mrs. Gretchen Plumb from her son, crew member Elmer Plumb
    Courtesy of Alan Moskowitz

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Gene R. Keith, USNR1944
    02LTJG D. H. Balchelder, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for SC-1319
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