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Call sign:
Nan - William - Tare - Sugar


SC-663 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 4 November 1941 by the Fisher Boat Works, Detroit, MI
  • Launched 22 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-663, 2 July 1942
  • Reclassified SC-663 in April 1943
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 4 June 1945 and reclassified BO-318
  • Assigned to the Soviet Pacific Fleet
  • Placed out of service 15 April 1955 and laid up in reserve
  • Scrapped 17 October 1955.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Gun," and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    PCS-1414 170k Moored outboard of PCS-1414 Steve Franklin

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