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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Jig - Uncle


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 as PC-1325 by the Delaware Bay Shipbuilding Co., Leesburg, NJ
  • Launched 11 February 1943
  • Reclassified and commissioned USS SC-1325, 19 April 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1325 in August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 2 April 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1325 50k 11 February 1943 Maurice River Township Heritage Society
    USS SC-1325
    SC-1325 283k c. July 1944
    Amphibious landing at Guam
    USS Ringgold (DD 500) and several SC's were being used as Command Control Vessels. LCVP No. 16 from USS Zeilin (APA 3) is in the foreground
    Photo taken from Ringgold by LT Dwight Spayth
    Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine

    Commanding Officers
    01LT N. D. George, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1325
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