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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - How - Mike


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 19 September 1942 as PC-1305 by the Daytona Beach Boat Works, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Launched 25 March 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1305 in April 1943
  • Commissioned 14 August 1943 and assigned to the Caribbean Sea Frontier
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 9 January 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-1305 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Donald McDonald, USNR1944
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1305
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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