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SC-1488



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Peter - Jig


PC-1488 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 10 July 1943 by the Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Launched 24 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1488, 6 April 1944
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 19 May 1944 and reclassified BO-216
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, three 20mm mounts, one/two twin .50 cal. machine guns, 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 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    SC-1488 74k Lend-Lease subchasers with BO-216 (ex-USS SC-1488) in the foreground, at a Northern Fleet base in 1944. In the background is the Soviet submarine S-17
    Photo Richard Worth & Vladimir Yakubov, with thanks to Boris Lemachko Collection from "Conway's The War at Sea in Photographs: 1939-1945" by Stuart Robinson & Stephen Dent
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1488
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