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Call sign:
Nan - Able - Victor - Queen

SC-530 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 27 March 1941 by the Westergard Boat Works, Inc., Rockport, TX
  • Launched 16 August 1941
  • Commissioned USS PC-530, 12 May 1942
  • Reclassified SC-530 in April 1943
  • Transferred to France 17 November 1944 and reclassified CH-115
  • 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-530 86k A nest of nine SCs in the harbor of Salerno, [Sicily] shortly after the port was taken. SC-692 is at extreme left. Three ships outboard is the SC-535. Two ships outboard of her is the SC-530, with SC-691 moored to her port side.
    Photo by Anthony Curato
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