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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - William - Uncle - Nan


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 5 November 1941 by the Daytona Beach Boat Works, Inc., Daytona Beach, FL
  • Launched 12 March 1942
  • Commissioned PC-668, 4 July 1942
  • Reclassified SC-668 in April 1943
  • Visited Auckland, New Zealand twice between 7 August 1943 and 12 August 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 March 1946
  • Sold 21 November 1946
  • 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-668 76k National Archives photo Dan Treadwell
    SC-668 23k Conducting light-line transfer with Winterberry (AN 56) Russell Puckett

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG G. H. Sullivan, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-668
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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