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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Peter - George - Nan


SC-1291 served the Navies of the United States and Cuba

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 22 September 1942 PC-1291 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, MA
  • Launched 30 March 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1291 in April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1291, 3 May 1943
  • Transferred to the Foreign Liquidation Commission 16 June 1947, sold to Cuba and named Habana (GC 107)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, one/two twin mount .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 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-1291 65k c. 1948
    Robert Hurst
    SC-1291 45k c. 1954
    Cuban Navy photo from the 1961/1962 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1291
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