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SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 May 1942 as PC-1051 by Ventnor Boat Works, Inc., West Atlantic City, NJ
  • Reclassified SC-1051 in April 1943
  • Launched 19 June 1943
  • Commissioned 29 July 1943 under the command of LTJG William H. Jaynes, USNR
  • Decommissioned in December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 3 March 1947
  • Acquired in 1948 by Albert Dulinski of Philadelphia, PA for use as a passanger vessel and named Big Jim
  • Moved operation in 1950 to Cape May, NJ
  • Acquired in 1957 by Hytucket Boat, Inc. of Hyannis, MA
  • Acquired in 1960 by the New England Towing and Salvage Co. of Falmouth, MA for use as a tugboat and renamed Retriever
  • Acquired in 1968 by Mary D. Hansen of Atlantic City, NJ
  • Out of documentation in 1975
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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