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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - George - Mike - George


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 5 January 1943 as PC-1275 by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Quincy, MA (During this period, Mathis Yacht Bldg. Co. was renamed John Trumpy and Sons, under which name it is known today)
  • Reclassified SC-1275 in April 1943
  • Launched 5 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1275, 17 August 1943
  • Visited Auckland, New Zealand 20 - 31 December 1944
  • Decommissioned in November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 25 March 1948
  • Sunk in the Sacramento River in the 1950ís by the Army Corps of Engineers to stem erosion in the river.


  • 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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    USS SC-1275
    SC-1275 288k . Richard Gould via John L. Whetzal, III, SMSgt, USAF, Ret.
    SC-1275 28k Apra Harbor, Guam
    Anchored alongside SCC-1311
    John L. Whetzal, III, SMSgt, USAF, Ret.
    SC-1275 42k Apra Harbor, Guam
    Stern view anchored alongside SCC-1311
    SC-1275 35k At sea
    SC-1275 44k Guam
    In dry dock
    SC-1275 61k Guam
    Polishing the screws in dry dock
    SC-1275 42k Depth Charge exploding
    SC-1275 45k After end of No. 2 Main Engine
    SC-1275 51k Looking forward between Main Engines
    SC-1275 41k Engineroom
    SC-1275 127k Sacramento River Delta, CA showing the location of SC-1275 John L. Whetzal, III, SMSgt, USAF, Ret.

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG C. L. Endicott, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1275
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