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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - George - Peter - Mike


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 27 October 1942 as PC-1280 by the Elizabeth City Shipyards, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Launched 30 December 1942
  • Reclassified SC-1280 and commissioned 23 April 1943 under the command of ENS Hugh C. MacFarlane, USNR
  • Decommissioned in December 1945
  • Disposed of 3 May 1948
  • Acquired in 1960 by the Marine Navigation and Training Association, Inc. of Chicago, IL and named Manatra
  • Acquired in 1970 by International Marine, Inc. of Chicago
  • Operated in 1971 under the Colombian flag
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 105 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, one 20mm mount, two twin .50 cal. machine guns, two/three depth charge projector "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and two sets Mk 20
    Mousetrap rails with four7.2 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-1280 295k c. 1945
    Off the coast of Massachusetts
    Gordon Calhoun
    Hampton Roads Naval Museum

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1280
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