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Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Love - Xray


SC-743 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 April 1942 by Julius Petersen, Nyack, NY
  • Launched 26 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-743, 27 February 1943
  • Reclassified SC-743 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Philippines in May 1948
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-738 104k c. 1946
    Subic Bay, Philippines
    SC-742, SC-743, SC-738 and SC-745 nested at Subic Bay
    Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LT W. W. "Bill" Robinson, USNDecember 1943
    Courtesy Theodore R. Treadwell

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-743
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