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Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Queen - How

SC-507 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 6 February 1941 by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ
  • Launched 30 June 1941
  • Commissioned USS PC-507, 19 January 1942
  • The tanker R. P. Resor was torpedoed by the German submarine U-578, 26 February 1942, five miles off Sea Girt, DE at 39บ47'N, 73บ26'W. Of the 41-man merchant crew and eight Armed Guard sailors
    on board, only one civilian and one Armed Guard sailor were rescued by PC-507
  • Reclassified SC-507 in April 1943
  • Transferred to France 29 March 1944 and reclassified CH-85
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Gun," and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    SC-497 161k Exploded view of SC-497 class Subchaser © 1997 Theodore R. Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01LT George A. Doyle, D-V(G), USNR29 March 1944 (Transfer to France)
    Courtesy Brian Plonsky

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-507
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