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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Yoke - Fox


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 13 April 1942 by Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 1 December 1942
  • Commissioned PC-1019, 15 February 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1019 in April 1943
  • Grounded and sunk 22 April 1945 in the Yucatan Channel in position 2228'N, 8430'W
  • Salvaged and repaired
  • Decommissioned 31 May 1945 at Key West, FL
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 1 April 1946
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for transfer to the War Shipping Administration as May 1946
  • Sold 1 May 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm 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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    SC-1019 437k Photo from the collection of GM2/c Joe Johnston Chris Johnston

    1. Deck Log entries concerning grounding
    20 April 1945
    Photo added 13 April 2020

    2. Deck Log entries concerning decommissioning
    31 May 1945
    Photo added 13 April 2020

    3. List of decommissioning crew
    c. May 1945

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1019
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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