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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Sugar - Able


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 23 May 1942 as PC-773 by The Peyton Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched 17 October 1942
  • Reclassified SC-773 in April 1943
  • Commissioned 12 May 1943
  • Decommissioned in October 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 11 February 1948
  • Acquired in 1951 by Hans Peterson of Edmonds, WA for use as a fishing boat and named Larry
  • Out of documentation in 1989
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "K Gun," and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-773 104k . Laurie Reilly-Gruhn
    SC-773 112k Running at full speed
    National Archives photo.
    Dan Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Ellwood D. Boynton, USNR12 May 1943
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-773
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