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Call sign:
Nan - William - Zebra - Fox


SC-692 served the Navies of the United States and France

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by Calderwood Yacht Yard Inc., Manchester, MA
  • Ordered, 16 February 1942 (contract NOBs-529)
  • Laid down, 26 March 1942
  • Launched, 25 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-692, 25 November 1942
  • Reclassified SC-692, April 1943
  • Transferred to France as CH-131, 17 November 1944
  • Later remubmered P 713 and M 713
  • Struck from Marine Nationale inventory as Q 420, 08 February 1967
  • Final disposition, fate unknown


  • Displacement 148 tons
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 knots
  • 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 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-692
    50k Date and location unknown.
    Photo by C. S. Coffey, Jr.
    FNS Chasseur 131
    500k Underway, probably off Toulon in 1950s.
    French Navy photo courtesy of Jacques Druel
    Jacques Druel
    92k Bearing hull number M 713, underway off Sfax, Tunisia, September 1956. The M designation indicates use as a baliseur, or dan buoy layer to mark swept lanes through minefields.
    Photo by Enseigne de Vaisseau Philippe Raillard

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Edward P. Stafford, USNR25 November 1942 - 13 October 1943
    02ENS Charles Shelby Coffey, Jr., USNR13 October 1943 - 17 November 1944
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-692
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