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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Roger - Queen


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 as PC-1298 by Perkins and Vaughan, Inc., Wickford, RI
  • Launched 19 March 1943
  • Reclassified and commissioned USS SC-1298, 30 April 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1298, 20 August 1945
  • Destroyed 6 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1946.


  • 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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    SCC-1298 119k Seen in the right distance from an LST on D-day at Iwo Jima. A DUKW (General Motors Corp. designation: "D" indicated a vehicle designed in 1942, "U" meant "utility," "K" indicated driven front
    wheels, "W" indicated two powered rear axles) has just left the bow ramp
    U.S. Coast Guard photo from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft" by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG H. J. Hebner, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SCC-1298
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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