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Call sign
Nan - Able - Xray - Sugar

SC-532 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 19 April 1941 by Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 7 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-532, 20 May 1942
  • Reclassified SC-532 in April 1943
  • Transferred to France 16 November 1944 and reclassified CH-103
  • 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-532 296k 9 September 1943
    Gulf of Salerno
    YMS-24 is in the right background
    U.S. Army Signal Corps photo from the National Archives
    Dave Kerr
    SC-532 501k Allied warships in the Northern Assault Force area of the British X Corps, Gulf of Salerno, 9 September 1943. Shown is a close-up view of the sub-chaser USS SC-532 in foreground, the minesweeper USS YMS-24, center, and the light cruiser HMS Delhi [D 47], with a unidentified LST at left
    Photo courtesy of the United States Army Military Institute. Image scanned from Images of War: Salerno To The Gustav Line 1943-1944 by Jon Diamond, Published by Pen and Sword Books Ltd., 47 Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. ISBN 978-1-52670-734-5
    Robert Hurst
    Photo added 26 November 2019

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-532
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