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Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Dog - Charlie


SC-498 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by Westergard Boat Works, Inc., Rockport, TX
  • Liad down, 12 March 1941
  • Launched, 21 July 1941
  • Commissioned USSPC-498, 29 April 1942
  • Reclassified SC-498, April 1943
  • Transferred to France as Chasseur 142 at Toulon, 18 October 1944
  • Numbered P-696, 1950s
  • Final disposition, fate unknown


  • Displacement 148 tons
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 knots
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Gun," and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS PC-498
    151k Underway, date and location unknown.National Archives photo Dan Treadwell
    FNS Chasseur 142
    153k Three views of Chasseur 142 in the Toulon area, 12 June 1950.
    French Navy photo courtesy of Jacques Druel
    Jacques Druel
    55k Underway with NATO pennant number P 796, circa late 1950s. Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-498
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