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Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Oboe - King


SC-997 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 2 April 1942 by Island Dock Inc., Kingston, NY
  • Launched 21 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-997, 26 December 1942
  • Reclassified SC-997 in April 1943
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 17 August 1945 and reclassified BO-326
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 31 August 1945
  • Reclassified as a Training Vessel, UBO-326, 10 March 1953
  • Placed out of service and laid up
  • Scrapped 28 August 1956.


  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG G. W. Miller, USNRMarch 1943
    02LTJG Kenneth Edmunds, USNRApril 1943 (Temporary command)
    03LT John Taylor, USNRJune 1943 - August 1943
    04LTJG Kenneth Edmunds, USNRAugust 1943
    Courtesy Tom Edmunds

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-997
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