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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Love - Jig


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 19 October 1942 as PC-1338 by the Walter E. Abrams Shipyards/Thomas Knutson Shipbuilding Corp., Halesite, Long Island, NY
  • Reclassified SC-1338 in April 1943
  • Launched 7 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1338, 1 October 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1338, 20 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 26 January 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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," two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    SC-1338 49k Off Key West, FL .
    SC-1338 208k 27 March 1945
    Off shore of smoke filled beaches of Tokashiki [Tokashikijima], Kerama Retto one day after soldiers of the 77th Infantry Division landed
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01LT W. H. Darhall, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SCC-1338
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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