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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


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SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 1 April 1942 by Julius Petersen, Nyack, NY
  • Launched 3 August 1942
  • Commissioned PC-741, 15 December 1942
  • Reclassified SC-741 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-741 59k Making a depth charge run Gary P. Priolo
    SC-741 90k 26 December 1943
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 302753
    Mike Green

    Ships 'unofficial" itinerary from 15 December 1942 - 9 July 1944 from the collection of MM1/c Raffaele Mellusi, Crewmember USS SC-741

    Contributed by Ralph Mellusi

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    15 December 1942 - 12 May 1943

    28 May 1943 - 18 May 1944

    25 May 1944 - 9 July 1944

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Bertram W. Meershaw, USNR - (missing at sea off Papua, New Guinea)October 1944
    02LTJG Albert L. McNomee, USNROctober 1944 - April 1945
    Courtesy Theodore R. Treadwell

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-741
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