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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Love - Zebra


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 23 November 1942 as PC-1343 by Rice Brothers and Co., Rockport, TX
  • Launched 20 February 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1343 in April 1943
  • Commissioned 9 August 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Disposed of 3 August 1946.


  • 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-1343 175k 10 July 1943
    Rice Brothers and Co., Rockport, TX
    Deck view of SC-1343 and SC-1344
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1343 139k 10 July 1943
    Rice Brothers and Co., Rockport, TX
    Forward deck view
    National Archives photos
    SC-1343 167k

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1343
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    "Subchaser in the South Pacific"
    by J. Henry Doscher, CAPT, USN, Ret.
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Index Back to the 110' Submarine Chaser (SC) Photo Index

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