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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - King - Oboe


SC-1331 served the Navies of the United States and France.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 16 December 1942 as PC-1331 by the Simms Brothers, Dorchester. MA
  • Reclassified SC-1331 in April 1943
  • Launched 2 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1331, 2 July 1943
  • Transferred to France and reclassified CH-6, 11 April 1944 under the command of Enseigne de Vaisseau de Première Classe Paul Duvillier
  • Decommissioned 17 September 1945 and put in reserve in Fort de France, Martinique
  • 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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    SC-1331 137k Launching Harold G. Simms, son of the builder, William E. Simms and nephew of Eric J. Simms - the Simms brothers.
    SC-1331 179k c. 1944
    Off the coast of the French Antilles
    Crew of the CH-6
    David Méchin
    SC-1331 114k
    SC-1331 121k c. 1944
    Off the coast of the French Antilles
    Crew of the CH-6. My grandfather, "Quartier-Maître de Deuxième Classe" (Corporal) Jean Méchin, second from the left, in the second rank behind the bofor gun.

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