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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - William - Uncle - Zebra


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 17 November 1941 as PC-671 by Inland Waterways, Inc., Duluth, MN
  • Launched 8 August 1942
  • Commissioned 19 October 1942
  • Reclassified SC-671 in April 1943
  • Decommissioned 6 April 1946 at Pearl Harbor, HI
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946
  • Sold 11 December 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    SC-671 165k c. 1946
    Pearl Harbor, HI
    Hugh Hudson

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG J. R. A. Paulson, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-671
    History Addendum:


    She was laid down on 17 November 1941 by Inland Waterways Inc., in Duluth, Minnesota. She was launched on 8 August 1942 and was commissioned on 19 October 1942. There is no indication of when her Coast Guard crew reported aboard or were discharged.

    Her Record of Movement card places here in Ketchikan, Alaska on 5 July 1944, when she departed there to relieve the USS YP-251 in the "Cape Fox Area" and "proceed Pleasant Isl. Alaska." She remained in Alaskan waters until December, 1944 when she was reported to have arrived at Puget Island on the 21st. She was next reported to be at Pearl Harbor on 7 March 1945. She departed Pearl Harbor on 5 July 1945 and on 13 July 1945 was reported to have arrived at Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands. She arrived at Okinawa on 16 August 1945 and was at Guam on 15 November 1945. She visited Eniwetok at some time after that date and was reported to have arrived at Kwajalein on 15 December 1945 and departed for Pearl Harbor the following day. She arrived at Pearl Harbor on 27 December 1945 and was decommissioned there on 6 April 1946. She was sold on 11 December 1946.
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