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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Fox - Sugar

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 5 October 1942 as PC-1292 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, MA
  • Reclassified SC-1292 and launched 17 April 1943
  • Commissioned 19 May 1943 under the command of LTJG Robert T. E. Schuyler, USNR
  • Decommissioned 22 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 22 March 1946
  • Acquired in 1947 by the Maine Maritime Academy and named Sewall B. Smith, Jr.
  • Placed out of service in 1949
  • Acquired in 1960 by Gilbert Garcia of Miami, FL for use as a freighter and renamed Elena G.
  • Acquired in 1961 by the Miami-San Juan Trading Co., Inc. of Miami, FL
  • Acquired in 1963 by the East Air Cargo Building, Miami International Airport, Miami
  • Acquired in 1967 by V-Line, Inc. of Miami
  • Out of documentation by 1989
  • 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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    SC-1292 149k Still in her Navy gray paint and wearing her hull number
    Photos from 1947 edition of the Maine Maritime Academy's yearbook, "Trick's End"
    William Power
    SC-1292 140k
    SC-1292 106k Photo from 1949 edition of the Maine Maritime Academy's yearbook, "Trick's End"

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1292
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