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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


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SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 20 October 1942 as PC-1293 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, Massachusetts
  • Reclassified SC-1293 and launched 24 April 1943
  • Commissioned 4 June 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 12 August 1946
  • 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-1293 212k 25 August 1944
    Crew members wielding boat hook to retrieve an OS2U Kingfisher's float pontoon
    National Archives photo.
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1293 227k 25 August 1944
    Float pontoon off her bow
    National Archives photo.

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1293
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