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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Jig - Easy


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 10 October 1942 as PC-1320 by Julius Petersen, Nyack, NY
  • Reclassified SC-1320 in April 1943
  • Launched 17 May 1943
  • Commissioned 24 September 1943
  • Decommissioned 5 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 31 December 1946
  • Registered in 1948 to William D. Ray of Kansas City, MO for use as the freighter Golden Spade
  • Out of documentation in 1971
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
    1948 - 126 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
    1948 - 105.4'
  • Beam 17'
    1948 - 17.5'
  • Draft 6' 6"
    1948 - 10.8'
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
    1948 - Three
  • 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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    No image of SC-1320 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Thomas P. Ulmer, USNR24 September 1943
    02LT Gerald P. Callis, USNRJuly 1944
    03LTJG D. C. Fowler, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for SC-1320
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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