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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Dog - George - Nan


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 18 August 1942 by the Rice Brothers, Rockport, TX
  • Launched 21 November 1942
  • Commissioned PC-1046, 27 March 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1046 in April 1943
  • Visited Auckland, New Zealand between 25 November - 6 December 1944
  • Decommissioned 30 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 9 March 1948
  • Acquired in 1951 by Axel W. Pearson of Long Beach, CA for use as a fishing boat and named Alfhild
  • Acquired in 1956 by Cecil W. Drake of Pascagoula, MS
  • Sank 11 September 1959 in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles off the mouth of the Mississippi River.


  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Emmett G. Smith, USNR27 March 1943
    02LTJG E. R. Dunning, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1046
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