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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Jig - Xray


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 as PC-1326 by the Delaware Bay Shipbuilding Co., Leesburg, NJ
  • Launched 24 February 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1326 in April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1326, 4 May 1943
  • Participated in the invasion of Guam in June 1944
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1326, 8 August 1945
  • Grounded at Okinawa 9 October 1945 during Typhoon Louise
  • Refloated and decommissioned 1 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 16 December 1946
  • Acquired in 1947 by Sam Rubenstein of Seldovia, AK for use as a freighter and named Einstoss 15
  • Acquired in 1949 by Seldovia Bay Packing Co. of Seldovia and renamed Alice T
  • Stranded 5 August 1952 on the northwest coast of Perl Island, Chugach Passage, about 30 miles from Seldovia.


  • 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 James Walker Coleman, Jr., USNR4 May 1943
    02LTJG Howe Grove Wheelock, Jr., USNRJune 1944
    03LTJG E. Hamilton, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SCC-1326
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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