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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - George - Able - Jig


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 9 November 1942 as PC-1271 by Quincy Adams Yacht Yard Inc., Quincy, MA
  • Launched 31 March 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1271 in April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1271, 15 May 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 27 November 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 105 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one/two twin mount .50 cal. machine guns, two/three depth charge projectors ("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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1271 447k c. 1945
    Pulling in to Hilo, HI
    Thomas Stone
    Crew Member
    SC-1271 151k Crew photo
    Thomas Stone, second row, left
    SC-1271 162k c. 1945
    David Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1271
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