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Nan - Able - Easy - Charlie


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 16 May 1941 by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc., Quincy, MA
  • Launched 20 January 1942
  • Commissioned PC-513 28 March 1942 under the command of LTJG Andrew E. Ritchie, Jr., USNR
  • Reclassified SC-513 in April 1943
  • Operated in the Atlantic and Pacific
  • Decommissioned 5 October 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 21 October 1945
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to the War Shipping Administration as October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Acquired in 1947 by Elza C. Mowry of San Gabriel, CA for use as a fishing boat and named Taurua
  • Operated in 1949 under the French flag
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Guns," 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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    SC-513 117k Andrew Molsbee

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