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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Jig - Oboe


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 December 1942 as PC-1323 by Harris and Parsons, Inc., East Greenwich, RI
  • Reclassified SC-1323 in April 1943
  • Launched 15 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1323, 5 August 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1323, 8 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 5 May 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 3 March 1948
  • Acquired in 1953 by Sterling A. and Martha S. Weeb of Sausalito, CA for use as a yacht and named Makaira
  • Acquired in 1964 by Theron S. Cederlund of Blaine, WA
  • Acquired in 1970 by Edmund V. Attic of Los Angeles, CA for use as a freighter
  • Acquired in 1972 by Edith Ann Newberry of Lawndale, CA for use as a yacht and renamed Paleface
  • Acquired in 1973 by Paul S. Finor of San Gabriel, CA for use as a fishing boat and renamed Tambour
  • Acquired in 1979 by Haynes Delpleche of Wilmington, CA
  • Out of documentation in 1993
  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Carl C. Helm, USNR5 August 1943
    02LTJG M. M. Hurst, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for SCC-1323
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