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SC-1372



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Peter - Dog

ex-PC-1372


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 19 December 1942 as PC-1372 by Fellows and Stewart Inc., Wilmington, CA
  • Reclasssified SC-1372 in April 1943
  • Launched 8 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1372, 1 November 1943
  • Assigned patrol and escort duty on the west coast before departing for Pearl Harbor in August 1944. From Pearl Harbor she escorted a convoy to Eniwetok and from there picked up another convoy to Kwajalein and then
    another for Guam. She spent the remainder of the war in patrol and escort duty among the islands of Guam, Saipan and Tinian. On October 9, 1945 she went aground during typhoon Louise at Okinawa but suffered no
    damage and was refloated when the tide rose and proceeded under her own power
  • Disposed of 9 February 1948
  • Sold in 1949 to the General Construction Co. of Paulbo, WA and named Cairdeas
  • Sold in 1967 to Patrick and Maureen Dickson of Washington
  • Sold in 1987 to George Baxter of Orcas Island, WA
  • Sold in June 2005 to Rod and Pam Stroud of Santa Paula, CA
  • As of September 2008 she is still moored at Seaview North of Bellingham, WA
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount forward, three 20-mm mounts port, starboard and aft, one .50 cal. machine gun on the flying bridge, 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 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1372
    SC-1372 197k 8 June 1943
    Fellows and Stewart, Inc., Terminal Island, CA
    Crowd gathering for the launching
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1372 205k 8 June 1943
    Launching ceremony
    National Archives photo
    SC-1372 184k 8 June 1943
    Fellows and Stewart, Inc., Terminal Island, CA
    Mrs. Edward Vorhees, Ships Sponsor, preparing to christen the ship
    Photo by Kent Hitchcock, Marine and Commercial Photographer, Balboa, CA
    National Archives photo 80-G-381542
    SC-1372 224k 8 June 1943
    Fellows and Stewart, Inc., Terminal Island, CA
    Mrs. Edward Vorhees, Ships Sponsor, christening the ship
    Photo by Kent Hitchcock, Marine and Commercial Photographer, Balboa, CA
    National Archives photo
    USS SC-1372
    SC-1372 147k 1 April 1944
    Floating Dry Dock Training Center Tiburon, CA
    The tailgate of ARD-18 being lowered for flooding to receive SC-1372, above
    National Archives photo 80-G-356910
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1372 184k 1 April 1944
    Floating Dry Dock Training Center Tiburon, CA
    On blocks in ARD-18
    National Archives photo 80-G-356913
    Cairdeas
    SC-1372 80k Photo courtesy of George Baxter, owner from "Splinter Fleet" by Theordore R. Treadwell Robert Hurst
    SC-1372 93k c. April 2008
    Bellingham, WA
    Photo by T.R. Treadwell from "Splinter Fleet" by Theordore R. Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG G. W. Pownder, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1372
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