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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Item - Oboe


Destroyed 4 December 1945

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 2 May 1942 as PC-1049 by Ventnor Boat Works Inc., West Atlantic City, NJ
  • Reclassified SC-1049 in April 1943
  • Launched 2 May 1943
  • Commissioned SC 1049, 9 June 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1049, 20 August 1945
  • Grounded 9 October 1945 at Buckner Bay, Okinawa during Typhoon Louise
  • Destroyed 4 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945.


  • 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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    SC-1049 330k 1 May 1943
    SC-1049 on the slip. Note the waterline exhaust and twin rudders, installed for manoeuvrability
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    SC-1049 47k 1 May 1943
    USS SCC-1049
    SC-1049 128k Buckner Bay, Okinawa
    SCC-999 is in the right background
    National Archives photo
    Ted Treadwell
    SC-1049 132k Buckner Bay, Okinawa
    National Archives photos
    SC-1049 163k

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG E. C. Kuykendall, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SCC-1049
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