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Sunk 23 August 1943

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 21 March 1942 by the Daytona Beach Boat Works Inc., Daytona Beach, FL
  • Launched 25 May 1942
  • Commissioned PC-694, 9 September 1942
  • Reclassified SC-694 in April 1943
  • Bombed and sunk by aircraft off Palermo, Italy 23 August 1943. (Navy Department Communique No. 464, September 14, 1943: On August 23, the USS Submarine Chaser 694 and the USS Submarine Chaser 696 were
    sunk as a result of enemy bombing. The next of kin of all casualties have been notified).


  • 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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    SC-497 161k Exploded view of SC-497 class Subchaser. © 1997 Theodore R. Treadwell

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-694
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