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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Jig - Easy

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 3 June 1943 by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard Inc., Quincy, MA
  • Launched 11 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS SC-1474, 8 April 1944
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser SCC-1474, 20 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Sold 14 February 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 105 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One Mk 3 - 40mm gun mount, three Mk 10 - 20mm mounts, one/two twin mount .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks
    two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-1474
    SC-1474 27k Model of SC-1474
    SC-1474 315k Deck plan/sheer elevation and Internal profile for SC-1474
    Drawings from "Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Vol. 1" by John Lambert and Al Ross
    Robert Hurst
    SC-1474 114k
    SC-1474 116k
    SC-1474 120k 18 April 1944
    Boston Navy Yard
    U.S. Navy photos 2215-44, 2216-44 and 2217-44
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1474 170k
    SC-1474 222k
    USS SCC-1474
    SC-1474 195k 9 October 1945
    Photo caption: "During the 140 mile [per hour] typhoon over Okinawa in the Ryukyus great damage was done to shipping. This U.S. Navy subchaser was tossed up on the beach."
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG J. R. Burton, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1474
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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