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SC-1359



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Nan - Roger

ex-PC-1359


SC-1359 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 2 November 1942 as PC-1359 by the Calderwood Yacht Yard, Inc., Manchester, MA
  • Reclassified SC-1359 and launched 3 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1359, 3 June 1943
  • Transferred to France and reclassified CH-5 26 August 1944
  • Patrolled in the French Antillas and commanded by Lieutenant de Vaisseau Darrax
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1359 42k Commissioning day
    National Archives photo
    T. R. Treadwell
    Splinter Fleet website

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1359
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    "Subchaser in the South Pacific"
    by J. Henry Doscher, CAPT, USN, Ret.
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