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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Nan - Baker


SC-1353 served the Navies of the United States, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:>

  • Laid down 5 November 1942 as PC-1353 by the Vinyard Shipbuilding Co., Milford, DE
  • Reclassified SC-1353 in April 1943
  • Launched 3 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1353, 4 August 1943
  • Participated in the invasion of France being at the eastern end of Dog White, Omaha Beach 6 June 1944
  • Sold to Honduras 16 October 1946
  • Sold to the Dominican Republic in 1947 and named Mella (GC 102)
  • Renamed Las Carreras in 1961
  • Placed out of service in the late 1960s
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 103 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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    SC-1353 233k Christining
    National Archives photos
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1353 191k
    USS SC-1353
    SC-1353 70k SC-1353 loaded aboard the S/S Cyrus T. Brady for shipment to Liverpool, England, late April 1944. Robert Gaylord

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