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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - William - Mike - Sugar


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 3 September 1941 by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Quincy, MA
  • Launched 27 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-629, 14 May 1942
  • Reclassified SC-629 in April 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-629, 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 6 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 8 March 1949
  • Acquired in 1952 by Frank Hale of Redondo Beach, CA for use as a passenger barge and named Buccaneer
  • Acquired in 1954 by the Redondo Sport Fishing Co. of Redondo Beach
  • Acquired in 1958 by the Baitco Co. of Malibu, CA
  • Acquired in 1961 by Baitall, Inc. of Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Acquired in 1967 by Kissel Construction of Malibu
  • Foundered during a storm 27 December 1972 at Sea Cove, San Clemente Island, CA.


  • Displacement 110 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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    No image of SC-629 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Roland C. Robbins, Jr., USNR14 May 1942
    02LTJG J. M. Witherell, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-629
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