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SC-1493



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Peter - Yoke


SC-1493 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 23 June 1943 by the Simms Brothers, Dorchester, MA
  • Launched 8 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1493, 22 April 1944
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 28 July 1944 and reclassified BO-231
  • Placed in service August 1944
  • Placed out of service 25 November 1946 and laid up
  • Scuttled 25 June 1956 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1493 130k Ready for launching Harold G. Simms, son of the builder, William E. Simms and nephew of Eric J. Simms - the Simms brothers

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1493
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