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Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Baker - George


SC-704 served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 March 1942 by the Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Launched 6 April 1942
  • Commissioned PC-704, 28 September 1942
  • Reclassified SC-704 in April 1943
  • Decommissioned 15 February 1946 at Samar, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Republic of China 3 September 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 100 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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    History Addendum:


    She was laid down by the Elizabeth City Shipyard, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on 7 March 1942. She was launched on 6 April 1942 and was commissioned as USS PC-704 on 28 September 1942 with her Coast Guard crew aboard. She was assigned to duty in Greenland waters and was transferred to the Pacific Theater in August, 1944. She passed through the Canal Zone and arrived at Pearl Harbor in early 1945. She arrived at Eniwetok on 31 March 1945 and Leyte on 22 April 1945. She was next at Zamboanga (as of 14 May 1945); Tawi Tawi, P.I. (as of 18 July 1945); Zamboanga (as of 12 August 1945) and was last at Samar, where she was decommissioned on 15 February 1946, at which time her Coast Guard crew was removed. She was transferred to the Foreign Liquidation Commission and struck from the Naval Register. She was transferred to Taiwan on 3 September 1947.

    Her commanding officers were (list incomplete): LTJG R. S. Crampton, USCG (10 August 1944); LT Kenneth W. Ristuben, USCG

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