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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Mike - William


Kelsey call sign (1948):
Able - Zebra - Baker - King

SC-1351 served the Navies of the United States and the Dominican Republic

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 9 September 1942 as PC-1351 by the Vinyard Shipbuilding Co., Milford, DE
  • Launched 11 March 1943
  • Reclassified and commissioned USS SC-1351, 30 April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946
  • Registered in 1948 to the Humble Oil and Refining Co. of Houston, TX as the miscellaneous. vessel Kelsey
  • Sold to the Dominican Republic and named Sanchez (GC 101)
  • Renamed 30 De Marzo in January 1962
  • Placed out of service in the late 1960s
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 103 t.
    1948 - 150 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
    1948 - 108.4'
  • Beam 17'
    1948 - 18.3'
  • Draft 6' 6"
    1948 - 10.4'
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
    1948 - Five
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-1351
    SC-1351 129k 16 January 1945
    Naval Operating Base Trinidad, British West Indies
    Sound dome
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    Sanchez (GC 101)
    SC-1351 48k c. 1948 Robert Hurst
    SC-1351 46k c. 1952
    Dominican Republic Navy photo from the 1961/1962 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1351
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