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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Nan - Queen


S.S.C. IV call sign:
King - Tare - Sugar - Item

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 February 1941 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 23 February 1942
  • Commissioned PC-505, 21 April 1942
  • Reclassified SC-505 in April 1943
  • Visited Auckland, New Zealand 6 - 17 October 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 6 May 1947
  • Registered in 1948 to the Sea Service Co. of Houston, TX as the miscellaneous vessel S.S.C. IV
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
    1948 - 121 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
    1948 - 105.7'
  • Beam 17'
    1948 - 18.4'
  • Draft 6' 6"
    1948 - 10.3'
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
    1948 - Three
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projectors "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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    Alturas 76k c. 1945
    Moored outboard of an unidentified Patrol Craft Sweeper and YMS-101. Across the pier is PC-602
    David Wright

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS J. H. Burcher, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-505
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