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Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Nan - Dog


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 May 1942 as PC-1057 by Gulf Marine Ways, Inc., Galveston, TX
  • Launched 11 November 1942
  • Reclassified SC-1057 in April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1057, 19 May 1943 under the command of LTJG William Howard Beatty, Jr., USNR
  • Rescued all 66 survivors of the freighter SS Ayuruoca soon after the vessel sank off the New Jersey coast 6 June 1945
  • Decommissioned 18 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Sold to the Baletti family in 1946 and named Palace II
  • Sold 22 July 1948
  • Acquired in 1949 by the Admiral Billard Academy, Inc. of New London, CT for use as a yacht and named Admiral
  • Acquired in 1955 by the Palace Corp. of Tenafly, NJ for use as a passenger vessel and renamed Palace II
  • Sold in 1990 to Paul H. Purdum of Leesburg, FL and renamed Bonner Lee
  • Began restoration work at King's Bay, Crystal City, FL
  • Declared a derelict by local politicians and ordered removed
  • Dismantled in March 2003 and dumped in the Citrus County, FL central landfill.


  • Displacement 100 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, one/two twin mount .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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    F/V Palace II
    SC-1057 174k The "PALACE II" at the dock shortly after the Baletti family took possession of the boat in 1946
    Photo courtesy of Ed Keefe Jr. from Mike's Maritime Memorabilia at Mel's Place
    Tommy Trampp
    SC-1057 67k c. Spring 1991
    Flounder fishing in Raritan Bay, NJ
    Mel's Place
    M/V Bonner Lee
    SC-1057 66k Jim Myers
    SC-1057 77k Moored at King's Cove, Crystal River, Florida
    Photo courtesy of Paul and Marie Purdom, owners, from "Splinter Fleet" by Theodore R. Treadwell
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1057
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    "Subchaser in the South Pacific"
    by J. Henry Doscher, CAPT, USN, Ret.

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