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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
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SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 28 September 1942 as PC-1311 by the Annapolis Yacht Yard, Inc., Annapolis, MDReclassified SC-1311 and launched 10 April 1943Commissioned USS SC-1311, 12 June 1943Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1311, 20 August 1945Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946Transferred to the Maritime Commission 12 December 1946Acquired in 1956 by the Union Steamship Co. of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and named Jervis ExpressAcquired in 1958 by the Tidewater Shipping Co., Ltd. of Vancouver and renamed TournamentRenamed T-W Islander in 1960Acquired in 1961 by Crescent Enterprises, Ltd. of VancouverAcquired in 1970 by W. Gaunt and Co., Ltd. of VancouverRenamed Mainland Express in 1976Acquired in 1979 by Slavko Tabako of North Burnaby, British Columbia and renamed Pacific ExpressAcquired in 1980 by Ronald G. May of Richmond, British ColumbiaAcquired in 1984 by Gilbert T. Nelson of Victoria, British ColumbiaAcquired in 1987 by British Columbia, Ltd. of Campbell River, British ColumbiaAcquired in 1989 by Winifred A. Heppner of Campbell RiverAcquired in 1993 by P. R. Transportation Services, Inc. of Pitt Meadows, British ColumbiaAcquired in 2011 by James Middleton of Creston, British ColumbiaFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 148 t.Length 110' 10"Beam 17'Draft 6' 6"Speed 15.6 kts.Complement 28Armament: 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 tracksPropulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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||Apra Harbor, Guam
Anchored alongside SC-1275
|John L. Whetzal, III, SMSgt, USAF, Ret.
|01||LTJG H. R. Trickey, Jr., USNR||1945|
There is no DANFS History currently available for SCC-1311
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