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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Dog - How - Able


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 4 May 1942 as PC-1050 by Ventnor Boat Works, Inc., West Atlantic City, NJ
  • Reclassified SC-1050 in April 1943
  • Launched 9 May 1943
  • Commissioned 8 August 1943 under the command of LTJG Albert D. Jordan, USNR
  • Decommissioned 12 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 20 November 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by William Gaisford of Beverly Hills, CA for use as a fishing boat and named Susan
  • Acquired in 1950 by the Condenser Service and Engineering Co., Inc. of Miami Beach, FL
  • Acquired in 1954 by B. B. Wills of Miami, FL
  • Operated in 1962 under the Colombian flag
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 105 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"(fl)
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, one or two twin .50 cal. machine guns, two or 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-1050 133k c. 1943
    U.S. Navy photos
    Joe Radigan
    SC-1050 107k
    SC-1370 125k c. December 1943
    Bishop's Point, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii
    SC-1370 between an unidentified SC and SC-1050. SC-1008 is at the opposite pier
    Charles Martin
    SC-1050 117k c. 1945
    David Wright
    SC-1050 112k

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1050
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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