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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Oboe - Dog


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 14 November 1942 as PC-1363 by the Peyton Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Reclassified SC-1363 in April 1943
  • Launched 29 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1363, 29 September 1943
  • Disposed of 20 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1946
  • Acquired in 1948 by William Y. Higgs of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada and named Sechelt Chief
  • Acquired in 1953 by Nanaimo Towing, Ltd. of Nanaimo and renamed Nanaimo Chief
  • Acquired in 1958 by Straits Towing, Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 1967 by Frederick J. Whitecroft of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1969 by Ronald F. Fach of West Vancouver, British Columbia and renamed Donalee
  • Acquired in 1976 by Aies Charters, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1977 by All Ten Charters, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1978 by Vagabond Schooner Ship Cruises, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1982 by Connoisser Holdings, Ltd. of Squamish, British Columbia and renamed Radiant
  • Acquired in 1992 by Quick Beam, Ltd. of North Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1995 by Guy Mulligan of Ladysmith, British Columbia
  • Burned in 1995 while undergoing refit at Ladysmith and declared a total loss.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "K Gun," two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    USS SC-1363
    SC-1363 138k National Archives photo Dan Treadwell
    Nanaimo Chief
    SC-1363 105k Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Murray Bisbee Peppard, USNR1944
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1363
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