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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Peter - Zebra


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 14 March 1942 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, Massachusetts
  • Launched 24 August 1942
  • Commissioned PC-761, 24 September 1942
  • Reclassified SC-761 in April 1943
  • Visited Auckland, New Zealand 15 - 26 October 1944
  • Decommissioned in November 1945 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 1 March 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 "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-761 60k c. Spring 1945
    Standing out of Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
    Reprinted from "Subchaser in the South Pacific" with permission
    © 1994 J. Henry Doscher, Jr.

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS M. W. Pierce, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-761
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    "Subchaser in the South Pacific"
    by J. Henry Doscher, CAPT, USN, Ret.
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