Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


SC-1075 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Originally planned as PC-1075
  • Reclassified SC-1075 in April 1943
  • Laid down 11 May 1943 by the Mathis Yacht Bldg. Co., Camden, NJ (renamed John Trumpy and Sons)
  • Launched 27 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1075, 11 August 1943
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 24 September 1943 and reclassified BO-208
  • Placed in service 7 October 1943
  • Assigned 29 February 1944 to Polyarny, Murmansk
  • Reassigned 21 May 1944 to Yeysk
  • Entered the Black Sea Fleet 15 July 1944
  • Returned to U.S. custody 4 August 1954
  • Struck from the Naval Register in June 1956 and scrapped.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, three 20mm mounts, two depth charge projector "K Gun," 10 depth charges remote control side-droping single release chocks, and two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with
    four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1075 360k 9 August 1943
    Delaware River
    Displaying her side-dropping depth charge gear
    Photo from U. S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    USS SC-1075
    SC-1075 69k Dmitriy Andreev
    SC-1075 98k Robert Hurst
    SC-1075 492k John Trumpy and Sons advertisement Tommy Trampp
    SC-1075 127k c. March 1944
    John Trumpy and Sons advertisement
    SC-1075 105k c. February 1945
    John Trumpy and Sons advertisement
    SC-720 69k c. 1944
    Hamilton, Bermuda
    Still wearing their U.S. Navy hull numbers, BO-208; BO-209, ex-SC-1076; BO-211, ex-SC-720; T-118, ex-Armada
    (AM 145); T-119
    , ex-Aspire (AM 146) and T-120, ex-Assail (AM 147).
    George Pol
    SC-1075 45k Soviet line drawing Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1075
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Ship Index Back to the 110' Submarine Chaser (SC) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created by Joseph M. Radigan and maintained by Tom Bateman
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History