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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Able - George - Uncle

SC-516 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 May 1941 by the Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Launched 11 October 1941
  • Commissioned USS PC-516, 6 May 1942
  • Reclassified SC-516 in April 1943
  • Transferred to France 19 March 1944 and reclassified CH-81
  • 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-497 161k Exploded view of SC-497 class Subchaser © 1997 Theodore R. Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG William Graham Claytor, Jr., USNR - Secretary of the Navy 14 February 1977 - 24 August 19791942 - 1943
    Courtesy Joe Radigan
    There is no DANFS history available for SC-516
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