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Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Charlie - Xray


SC-535 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Ordered, 01 April 1941 (contract NOS-83458)
  • Laid down, 18 June 1941
  • Launched, 09 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-535, 21 July 1942
  • Reclassified SC-535, April 1943
  • Transferred to France asChasseur 143, 16 November 1944
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 tons
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 knots
  • 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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    USS PC-535
    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
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    FNS Chasseur 143
    92k Chasseur 143 underway off Toulon in early 1950s.
    French Navy photos courtesy of Jacques Druel
    Jacques Druel

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