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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - George - Oboe - Jig


SCC-1278 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 as PC-1278 by the Elizabeth City Shipyards, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Launched 7 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1278, 26 March 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1278 in April 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1278, 20 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Philippines 2 July 1948
  • Scrapped.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"(fl)
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, three 20mm mounts, two .30 cal. machine guns, one depth charge projector (Y-gun), 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-1278 56k From the collection of James G. Cornell, World War II crewmember Jackie (Cornell) Ginley

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG W. C. Romoser, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SCC-1278
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