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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - George - Love - George


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 as PC-1276 by the Elizabeth City Shipyards, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Launched 27 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1276, 27 March 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1276 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 15 November 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1276 105k Craig Jesson
    SC-1276 125k

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1276
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Andrew Stewart Boyce , USNR11 March 1943 - June 1943
    02LT Thornwell Jacobs, Jr. , USNRJune 1943 - September 1943
    03LT James W. Robinson, USNRSeptember 1943 - March 1944
    04LT Raymond V. Van Wolkenten, USNRMarch 1944 - 27 September 1944
    05LTJG Jesse G. Heiges, USNR27 September 1944 - 18 April 1945
    06LTJG Jack G. Goss, USNR18 April 1945 - 16 January 1946
    Courtesy Craig Jesson and Wolfgang Hechler

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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