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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Item - Dog


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 28 September 1942 as PC-1311 by the Annapolis Yacht Yard, Inc., Annapolis, MD
  • Reclassified SC-1311 and launched 10 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1311, 12 June 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1311, 20 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 12 December 1946
  • Acquired in 1956 by the Union Steamship Co. of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and named Jervis Express
  • Acquired in 1958 by the Tidewater Shipping Co., Ltd. of Vancouver and renamed Tournament
  • Renamed T-W Islander in 1960
  • Acquired in 1961 by Crescent Enterprises, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1970 by W. Gaunt and Co., Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Renamed Mainland Express in 1976
  • Acquired in 1979 by Slavko Tabako of North Burnaby, British Columbia and renamed Pacific Express
  • Acquired in 1980 by Ronald G. May of Richmond, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 1984 by Gilbert T. Nelson of Victoria, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 1987 by British Columbia, Ltd. of Campbell River, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 1989 by Winifred A. Heppner of Campbell River
  • Acquired in 1993 by P. R. Transportation Services, Inc. of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 2011 by James Middleton of Creston, British Columbia
  • 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
    USS SCC-1311
    SC-1275 28k Apra Harbor, Guam
    Anchored alongside SC-1275
    John L. Whetzal, III, SMSgt, USAF, Ret.
    SC-1275 42k
    Jervis Express
    SC-1311 65k Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG H. R. Trickey, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for SCC-1311
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