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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - How - Dog


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 May 1942 by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, CA
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned PC-727, 9 February 1943
  • Reclassified SC-727 in April 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-727, 20 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1947
  • 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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    SC-727 115k Buckner Bay, Okinawa
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-727 164k
    SC-727 44k 10 October 1945
    Buckner Bay, Okinawa
    National Archives photo
    T. R. Treadwell. Splinter Fleet website
    SC-727 52k 10 October 1945
    Buckner Bay, Okinawa
    Norm Wilson, MoMM1c
    SC-727 146k c. November 1945
    LCI(FF)-399, SCC-727 and an unidentified APL, aground in Buckner Bay, Okinawa.
    Anita Robinson for her father, Lewis G. Brook,
    S/1c, V-6, USNR

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS W. J. Nickels, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SCC-727
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    "Subchaser in the South Pacific"
    by CAPT J. Henry Doscher, USN, Ret.
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