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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Able - Queen


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 18 April 1942 by the Delaware Bay Shipbuilding Co., Leesburg, NJ
  • Launched 17 September 1942
  • Commissioned PC-701, 10 December 1942
  • Reclassified SC-701 in April 1943
  • Visited Auckland, New Zealand 9 - 22 October 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 25 March 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-701 203k From the collection of S. E."Buddy" Gibbons, WWII crewmember Scott Gibbons
    SC-701 89k Taking on fuel from LST-29 which was escorting four or five SC back to the United States
    From the collection of James E. Funk, LST-29 crewmember
    Sean Kelley

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG E. M. Rowlands, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-701
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