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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Peter - Able


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 17 April 1942 as PC-998 by Island Dock Inc., Kingston, NY
  • Launched 13 November 1942
  • Reclassified SC-998 in April 1943
  • Commissioned 1 May 1943 and assigned to Alaskan waters
  • Decommissioned 21 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 27 February 1948
  • Acquired in 1948 by De Loy Hudson of San Diego, CA for use as a fishing boat and named Madre
  • Acquired in 1956 by Alvin Kidman of Torrence, CA
  • Acquired in 1963 by Edwin G. Evans of Redondo Beach, CA
  • Out of documentation in 1969
  • 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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    No image of SC-998 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Shipley A. Bayless, USNR1 May 1943
    02LTJG B. G. O'Shea, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-998
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