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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


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Nan - Charlie - How - Xray


SC-979 served the Navies of the United States and France

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 23 May 1942 by Simms Bros., Dorchester, MA
  • Launched 9 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-979, 9 January 1943
  • Reclassified SC-979 in April 1943
  • Transferred to France 27 October 1944 and reclassified CH-146
  • Scrapped in 1958.


  • 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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    LCT-311 62k 9 August 1943
    Towing LCT-311 off Bizerte, Tunisia, after LCT was hit by Naval gunfire
    Photo by Forrest B. Selman, LCT-311.

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-979
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