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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Love - William


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 21 October 1942 as PC-1342 by Rice Brothers, Rockport, TX
  • Launched 16 January 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1342 in April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1342, 9 August 1943
  • Disposed of 3 July 1946
  • Found abandoned in December 1977 on the St. Croix River in Wisconsin by Richard Lindsay of St. Paul, MN
  • Salvaged, fully restored and retained the name SC-1342.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, one/two twin mount .50 cal. machine guns, two/three depth charge projector "K" guns, 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four
    7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    SC-1342 15k c. December 2007
    SC-1342 after it sank at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers
    Photo courtesy of Richard Lindsey
    Robert Hurst
    SC-1342 101k Fully restored SC-1342 Richard Lindsay
    SC-1342 82k SC-1342, still known by that name, at her mooring on the Mississippi River, St. Paul, Minnesota
    Photo courtesy of Richard Lindsey, owner from "Splinter Fleet" by Theodore R. Treadwell
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1342 262k c. August 2007
    St. Croix River
    Note the solar panels on the roof and the satellite dish.

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1342
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