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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - How - Dog


Borregas call sign:
Able - Zebra - Charlie - Oboe

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 15 August 1942 as PC-1302 by the Daytona Beach Boat Works, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Launched 31 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1302, 30 March 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1302 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 9 October 1946
  • Registered in 1948 to the Humble Oil and Refining Co. of Houston, TX as the miscellaneous vessel Borregas
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
    1948 - 130 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
    1948 - 108.4'
  • Beam 17'
    1948 - 18.3'
  • Draft 6' 6"
    1948 - 10.4'
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
    1948 - Nine
  • 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-1302 117k In the Intercoastal Waterway at the Daytona Beach Boat Works, Daytona Beach, Florida, on 27 March 1943
    U.S. Navy photo NH 96490
    Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1302
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    "Subchaser in the South Pacific"
    by J. Henry Doscher, CAPT, USNR, Ret.
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