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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Roger - Roger

SC-508 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 10 February 1941 by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ
  • Launched 25 July 1941
  • Commissioned USS PC-508, 27 March 1942
  • Reclassified SC-508 in April 1943
  • Damaged 18 September 1943 by a near-miss by a German bomb off Salerno
  • Transferred to France under Lend-lease 18 March 1944 and reclassified CH-95
  • Sold to France in March 1949
  • Reclassified CH-703 in 1952
  • Reclassified P-703
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-508 117k c. 1942
    Photos from the Mathis collection
    John Chiquoine
    Photos added 16 September 2019
    SC-508 159k
    USS SC-508
    SC-508 175k Moored outboard of SC-669 at Charleston Navy Yard, 10 August 1942. In background, at left, is the small steamer Mary Queen of Augusta, GA
    U.S. Navy photo NH 96482
    Naval Historical Center

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