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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Oboe - Yoke


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 December 1942 as PC-1370 by Fellows and Stewart, Inc., Wilmington, CA
  • Reclassified SC-1370 in April 1943
  • Launched 20 May 1943
  • Commissioned 6 September 1943 under the command of LTJG Herbert A. Watkins, USNR
  • Decommissioned 1 October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1947
  • Transferred 12 January 1948 to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • Acquired in 1949 by James Alfred Fielder of Los Angeles, CA for use as a tug boat and named Lady Margaret
  • Acquired in 1950 by Cargo Unlimited of Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Acquired in 1954 by Keith Morrison of Balboa Island, CA for use as a yacht and renamed Condor
  • Acquired in 1956 by Clarence F. Clement of Compton, CA
  • Operated in 1957 as Marquesa under the Panamanian flag
  • Acquired in 1958 by Bob Yeakel of Los Angeles and renamed Lucky Dutchman
  • Acquired in 1963 by the Crowley Launch and Tugboat Co. of San Francisco, CA
  • Acquired in 1964 by Edward C. Shea of Pomona, CA and renamed Marquesa
  • Acquired in 1967 by Charles O. Prather of Arcadia, CA
  • Acquired in 1970 by Construction Material Products of Seattle, WA
  • Acquired in 1972 by Stanley D. Sollenbarger of Seal Beach, CA
  • Out of documentation in 1898
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 110 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, one or two twin .50 cal. machine guns, two or 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 1,540hp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1370 466k Charles Martin
    SC-1370 135k c. August 1943
    Fellows and Stewart Inc., Terminal Island, CA
    National Archives photo 80-G-381539
    Jim Flynn
    SC-1370 91k c. October 1943
    Dropping depth charge during shakedown cruise off San Diego, CA
    Charles Martin
    SC-1370 73k c. October 1943
    Louis Goldstein and Frank Jankus
    SC-1370 125k c. December 1943
    Bishop's Point, Oahu, HI
    SC-1370 between an unidentified SC and SC-1050. SC-1008 is at the opposite pier.
    SC-1370 90k c. 1944
    Kanton Island, Phoenix Islands
    SC-1370 107k

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1370.
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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