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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Love - George


SC-1337 served the Navies of the United States, France and the Ivory Coast.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 28 September 1942 as PC-1337 by the Thomas Knutson Ship Building Corp., Halesite, Long Island, NY
  • Reclassified USS SC-1337 in April 1943
  • Launched 19 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1337, 15 September 1943
  • Transferred to France and reclassified CH-71, 29 December 1943
  • Reclassified P-699
  • Transferred to the Ivory Coast in 1961 and named Patience
  • Discarded in 1972.


  • 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-1337 54k . Robert Hurst
    SC-1337 56k . Robert Hurst

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