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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Roger - Baker


SC-1267 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 20 August 1942 as PC-1267 by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Quincy, MA
  • Launched 12 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1267, 27 February 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1267 in April 1943
  • Transferred to the Philippines 2 July 1948 and named RPS Alert (PY 54)
  • Sunk in 1956.


  • 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," two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles 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-1267 194k Manila, Philippines
    SC-1267, SC-982, SC-730 and SC-769
    Photo caption: "Aboard these American submarine chasers at Manila, P.I., Filipinos train and learn the fundamental operations of small craft. With U.S. Navy crewmen as instructors, the Philippine Off-Shore Patrol is learnig to function as a Navy unit.
    National Archives photo
    Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Dan Treadwell
    SC-1267 154k 3 May 1946
    Photo caption: "While two small Filipino boys watch the USS SC-1267, which is used for training Filipinos of the Off-Shore Patrol, gets under way in Manila, P.I." SC-982 is to her port side
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1267 180k Photo caption: "Part of the Phillipine Army which switched over and formed the Phillipine Navy, took the name of "Off Shore Patrol." Under instruction of men of the U.S. Navy, Filipinos train and learn the fundamentals of Sub Chasers at Manilia, P.I. Down in the engine room Filipinos receive instructions in operations of engines."
    National Archives photo
    SC-1267 115k National Archives photo
    SC-1267 162k
    SC-1267 42k Philippine Navy photo. Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1267
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