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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Love - Jig


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 19 October 1942 as PC-1338 by the Walter E. Abrams Shipyards/Thomas Knutson Shipbuilding Corp., Halesite, Long Island, NY
  • Reclassified SC-1338 in April 1943
  • Launched 7 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1338, 1 October 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1338, 8 August 1945
  • Sank 9 October 1945 at Okinawa during Typhoon Louise
  • Refloated 24 October 1945
  • Decommissioned in January 1946 at San Francisco, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 26 January 1948
  • Acquired later in 1948 by Chester L. Hall of Eureka, CA for use as a fishing boat and named Sunrise
  • Scrapped in 1956Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "K Gun," two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1338 49k Off Key West, FL
    SC-1338 208k 27 March 1945
    Off shore of smoke filled beaches of Tokashiki [Tokashikijima], Kerama Retto one day after soldiers of the 77th Infantry Division landed
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01LT William H. Darhall, USNR1 October 1943 - 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SCC-1338
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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