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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Love - Sugar


SC-742 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 22 April 1942 by Julius Petersen, Nyack, NY
  • Launched 17 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-742, 1 January 1943
  • Reclassified SC-742 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Philippines in March 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one/two twin mount .50 cal. machine gun(s), two/three depth charge projector "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and two sets Mk20 Mousetrap rails
    with four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion two General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-742 68k South Pacific Photo by T. R. Treadwell
    Splinter Fleet website
    SC-742 60k Flag at half mast, after her action at Arawe and Biak
    Photo from "Splinter Fleet" by Theodore R. Treadwell
    Robert Hurst
    SC-738 104k c. 1946
    Subic Bay, Philippines
    SC-742, SC-743, SC-738 and SC-745 nested at Subic Bay
    Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-742
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    "Subchaser in the South Pacific"
    by J. Henry Doscher, CAPT, USN, Ret.
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Ship Index Back to the 110' Submarine Chaser (SC) Photo Index

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