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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Peter - Mike


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 29 December 1942 as PC-1375 by Fellows and Stewart, Inc., Wilmington, CA
  • Reclassified SC-1375 in April 1943
  • Launched 31 July 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Ralph Durham
  • Commissioned 25 November 1943
  • Decommissioned 10 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Acquired 20 January 1948 by LtCol George "G. McGuier" Pierce, USMC of Los Angeles, CA, named Sirocco and used as a yacht
  • Acquired in 1950 by Leslie F. Bosshardt of Carmel, CA
  • Acquired in 1954 by Selmer M. Salvesen of Pascagoula, MS for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired in 1959 by the Merchants and Marine Bank of Pascagoula
  • Acquired in 1963 by John G. Murphy of Mobile, AL
  • Operated under British flag in 1969
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1375 195k 31 July 1943
    Launching at Fellows and Stewart, Inc., Terminal Island, CA
    Photo by Kent Hitchcock, Marine and Commercial Photographer, Balboa, CA
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Robert B. Lewis, USNR25 November 1943
    02LTJG C. L. Posey, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1375
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