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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - How - Peter


Destroyed 7 January 1946

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 6 October 1942 as PC-1306 by the Daytona Beach Boat Works, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Launched 25 March 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1306 in April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1306, 4 September 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1306, 20 August 1945
  • Grounded at Okinawa 9 October 1945 during Typhoon Louise and determined to be beyond economical repair
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Destroyed 7 January 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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    LCS-16/SC-1306 74k 1 April 1945.
    USS LCS(L)(3)-16 maneuvering with SC-1306 off Okinawa
    National Archives photo
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    SC-1306 46k c. October 1945
    Aground at Buckner Bay, Okinawa
    Photo enhanced by Tom Kermen
    Robert Harper
    SC-1306 173k Aground at Buckner Bay, Okinawa.
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1306 185k
    SC-1306 137k
    SC-1306 162k
    SC-1306 46k Chief Motor Machinist Mate Murdock Rozell Hewett enlisted in the Navy on 18 May 1939. Upon completion of training was assigned to the destroyer USS Rueben James (DD-245) on 9 September 1939. He served aboard Rueben James until he was transferred to the American Locomotive Company on 20 February 1941 for training on diesel engines. He was then assigned to the USS Betelguese (AK-28) once training was completed arriving aboard on 14 June 1941. He served on the AK until being reassigned to Norfolk 26 January 1943 for additional training on diesel motors. He was next assigned to the USS SC-1306 when she was commissioned on 4 September 1943. On 18 June 1944 he was transferred back to U.S. Naval Training Station Norfolk [Virginia] for further training. Having completed training he was part of the commission crew for the USS YMS-470 on 14 October 1944. His service aboard ended on 31 May 1945 when his orders transferred him to stateside San Francisco, California
    Acme Newspictures photo
    Bill Gonyo

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG J. A. Delong, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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