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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Love - Tare


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 21 October 1942 as PC-1341 by Rice Brothers, Rockport, TX
  • Launched 14 January 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1341 in April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1341, 25 May 1943 at Rockport
  • Served in South Atlantic and Caribbean in anti-submarine warfare, patrol and convoy duty
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-1341, 20 August 1945
  • Served in Central and North Pacific by directing waves of landing craft to the beach. Participated in the liberation of the Philippines. Participated in the landings at Kerama Retto in the Ryukyu Chain, as well as Okinawa on April 1,
    1945. Participated in the occupation of Japan
  • Decommissioned 1 October 1945 at Lake Union, Washington
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Disposed of 4 February 1947.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1341 73k c. 1 April 1945
    Okinawa Invasion
    U.S. Navy photo taken from LST-888
    John F. Mazzullo Sr.
    SC-1341 83k c. 1 April 1945.
    A long shot of the above photo
    SC-1341, LVTs, and LCVPs, Landing Craft in Keramo Retto harbor forming for attack on beaches of islands in Keramo Retto group.
    U.S. Navy photo taken from LST-888
    National Archives photo 80-G-335590
    Dan Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG T. L. Connelly, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SCC-1341
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    "Subchaser in the South Pacific"
    by J. Henry Doscher, CAPT, USN, Ret.
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