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SC-1287 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 19 April 1943 as PC-1287 by the Elizabeth City Shipyards, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Reclassified SC-1287 in April 1943
  • Launched 5 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1287, 30 July 1943
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 27 September 1943 and reclassified BO-205
  • Placed in service 7 October 1943
  • Assigned 24 November 1943 to Polyarny, Murmansk
  • Reassigned 10 July 1944 to the Black Sea Fleet at Yeysk
  • Returned to U.S. custody 4 August 1954
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "K Gun," two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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