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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Able - Dog


SC-698 served the Navies of the United States and China

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 1 March 1942 by the Delaware Bay Shipbuilding Co., Leesburg, NJ
  • Launched 7 August 1942
  • Commissioned PC-698, 28 September 1942
  • Reclassified SC-698 in April 1943
  • Decommissioned 14 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to China 30 June 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one 20mm 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-698 91k 27 June 1943
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 302752
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Ralph D. Cutler, Jr., USNR28 September 1942 - March 1944
    02LTJG George J. Yudkin, USNRMarch 1944 -September 1944
    03LT Hamer S. Culp, Jr., USNRSeptember 1944 - June 1945
    04LT John Cutts Hedges, USNRJune 1945 - September 1945
    05LTJG Donald J. Schindehette, USNRSeptember 1945 - 14 February 1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-698
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