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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Peter - Jig


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 26 December 1942 as PC-1374 by Fellows and Stewart, Inc., Wilmington, CA
  • Reclassified SC-1374 in April 1943
  • Launched 5 July 1943
  • Commissioned 15 November 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Disposed of 3 March 1948.


  • 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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    SC-1374 378k 19 February 1945
    USS LSM-60, center and USS SC-1374, off her bow, with other ships of the invasion fleet off Iwo Jima. This image depicts the black slopes of Mount Suribachi looming in the distance as the American Task Force edges close to the beaches of Iwo Jima
    National Archives photo 26-G-4470 from the U.S. Coast Guard
    David Upton

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS R. L. McKenna, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1374
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