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SC-1491



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Peter - Sugar


SC-1491 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 25 August 1943 by the Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Launched 30 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1491, 15 July 1944
  • Transferred to The Soviet Union 30 August 1944 and reclassified BO-237
  • Placed in service in September 1944Placed out of service 25 June 1956 and scuttled off the Kildinskiy Reach by agreement with the United States

    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 Mk20 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-1491/BO-237 57k Photo from Soviet Navy in World War II Joe Radigan

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