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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Able - Roger


SC-534 served the Navies of the United States and France

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 23 May 1941 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 27 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-534, 11 July 1942
  • Reclassified SC-534 in April 1943
  • Damaged 27 and 28 January 1944 by near-miss of bomb off Anzio, Italy
  • Transferred to France 28 October 1944 and reclassified CH-122
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-534 41k c. March 1942
    Library of Congress photos 8b04223r and 8b04224r
    Joe Radigan
    SC-534 58k
    SC-534 138k c. March 1942
    Library of Congress photo 1a35047v
    Bill Gonyo

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-534
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