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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Tare - Queen


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 as PC-1299 by Perkins and Vaughan, Inc., Wickford, RI
  • Reclassified and launched SC-1299, 10 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1299, 1 June 1943 and assigned to the Caribbean Sea Frontier
  • Picked up 18 survivors on 8 July 1944 from the American tanker Esso Harrisburg that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by the German submarine U-516 about 200 miles northwest of Aruba,
    Netherlands Antilles, at position 13 26' N, 72 11' W
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 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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    Size Image Description Source
    No image of SC-1299 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Clarence E. Musto, USNR1 June 1943 - 8 September 1943
    02LTJG Robert Howard Dunnungham, USNR8 September 1943 - December 1943
    03LTJG Clarence G. Allen, Jr., USNRDecember 1943 - September 1944
    04LTJG Donald A. Van Beek, USNRSeptember 1944 - February 1945
    05LTJG Ira J. Wilson, USNRFebruary 1945 - June 1945
    06LTJG Deryle K. Allen, USNRJune 1945 - September 1945
    07LTJG Greyson L. Bryan, USNRSeptember 1945 - 1 February 1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1299
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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