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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Peter - Victor


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 14 March 1942 by W. A. Robinson Inc., Ipswich, MA
  • Launched 11 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-760, 10 September 1942
  • Reclassified SC-760 in April 1943
  • Visited Auckland, New Zealand 15 and 28 October 1944
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-760, 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned in 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 4 February 1948
  • Acquired in 1948 by Ernest A. Judd of Los Angeles, CA for use as a tugboat and named Pacific Retriever
  • Acquired in 1950 by the Pacific Towboat and Salvage Co. of Long Beach, CA
  • Scrapped in 1952.


  • 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 "K 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-760 109k Operating off Okinawa, 1945
    Courtesy of Clarence E. May, 1991
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102679
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Charles W. Jewett, USNR10 September 1942
    02LTJG George R. Poor, USNRAugust 1943
    03LTJG J. R. Whitman, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SCC-760
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