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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


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Nan - Dog - How - Easy


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 May 1942 as PC-1052 by Ventnor Boat Works, Inc., West Atlantic City, NJ
  • Reclassified SC-1052 in April 1943
  • Launched 26 June 1943
  • Commissioned 6 September 1943
  • Decommissioned 5 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 13 October 1946
  • Acquired in 1947 by Fred Delmastro of San Diego, CA for use as a fishing boat and named Kay Lee
  • Out of documentation in 1948
  • 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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    SC-1052 133k Susan J. Philbrick

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Arnold W. Sametz, USNR6 September 1943 - December 1943
    02LTJG Arthur Phillips, Jr., USNRDecember 1943 - September 1944
    03LTJG Thomas J. Rooney, USNRSeptember 1944 - June 1945
    04LTJG Norman C. Thomas, USNRJune 1945 - 5 December 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1052
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