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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


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Nan - Dog - Item - How


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 April 1942 by Ventnor Boat Works Inc., West Atlantic City, NJ
  • Launched 15 January 1943
  • Commissioned PC-1047, 30 January 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1047 in April 1943
  • Visited Auckland, New Zealand between 17 - 28 November 1944
  • Decommissioned in NOvember 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 11 April 1947
  • Acquired in 1947 by Harold M. Bludworth's Shipyard, Houston, TX and named S.S.C. 1
  • Acquired in 1950 by the H. W. A. Harms Towing Co. of Houston
  • Scrapped in 1951.


  • Displacement 105 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, one/two twin .50 cal. machine guns, two/three depth charge projector "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails
    with four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1047 84k Inscription on back of photo: "Here is this great little ship I've been telling you about. s/Floyd Taylor"
    From the collection of Floyd Taylor
    Sam Taylor
    SC-1047 131k Floyd David Taylor sitting on the forecastle
    From the collection of Floyd Taylor
    SC-1047 217k c. August 1944
    Crew photo with names on reverse side
    From the collection of Floyd Taylor
    SC-1047 226k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT William H. McHenry, USNR30 January 1943
    02LTJG V. J. Stankus, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1047
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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