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Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Able - Jig


SC-699 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 March 1942 by the Delaware Bay Shipbuilding Co., Leesburg, NJ
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned PC-699, 19 October 1942
  • Reclassified SC-699 in April 1943
  • Transferred to the Philippines 2 July 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two twin mount .50 cal. machine guns, two/three depth charge projector "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and two sets Mk20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    SC-699 74k Brad Hall
    SC-699 60k
    SC-699 111k Cover of Squadron/Signal's book "US 110' Subchasers In Action" by T. Garth Connelly. Illustration by Don Greer Joe Radigan
    SC-699 154k 27 May 1944
    At Biak Island, Schouten Islands, West Papua, New Guinea, moments after being struck amidships by a G4M2 "Betty" bomber. Note the men clustered on the bow. USS Sampson (DD-394) is at right. Four twin-engined Japanese planes came in and were taken under fire by antiaircraft guns, both afloat and ashore. Two burst into flames and crashed, and one flew off smoking badly. The pilot of a fourth plane, which also trailed smoke, was attempting to crash into Sampson when antiaircraft fire knocked off a part of its wing. This raider passed over Sampson's bridge but hit the water with its wing tip and catapulted into SC-699. The submarine chaser was engulfed in flames, but soon had the fires under control
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo from "Splinter Fleet" by Theodore R. Treadwell
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT James W. Foristel, USN - Awarded the Silver Star (1943)December 1943
    Courtesy Theodore R. Treadwell

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-699
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