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Call sign:
Nan - Xray - George - Nan


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 6 April 1942 by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, CA
  • Launched 2 July 1942
  • Commissioned PC-724, 23 December 1942
  • Reclassified SC-724 in April 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-724 in August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 16 December 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by the Seymour Navigation Co., Ltd. of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and named Norqueen
  • Acquired in 1961 by Queen Charlotte Fisheries, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1979 by The Cassiar Packing Co., Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1985 by Ocean Fisheries, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1987 by Hendrika Mann of Bowser, British Columbia
  • Reacquired in 1990 by Ocean Fisheries, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1991 by Larry W. Wilson of Sidney, British Columbia
  • Reacquired in 1997, for the third time, by Ocean Fisheries, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 2001 by Donald Nordstrom of Clearwater, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 2011 by Joseph Simon of Courtenay, British Columbia
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    USS SC-724
    SC-724 181k Mk 20 Mousetrap launcher with four 7.2 projectiles
    U.S. Navy photo from "Naval Weapons of World War Two", by John Campbell
    Robert Hurst
    SC-724 189k Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG J. C. Bruun, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for SC-724
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