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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
November - Uniform - Mike - Kilo

SC-1486 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 5 August 1943 by the Daytona Beach Boat Works, Inc., Daytona Beach, FL
  • Launched 15 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS SC-1486, 22 July 1944
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 22 August 1944 and reclassified BO-235
  • Placed in service in September 1944
  • Assigned to the Northern Fleet 30 January 1945
  • Placed out of service 16 July 1946 and laid up
  • Scuttled 25 June 1956 in the Barents Sea off Kildinsky Reach under American supervision.


  • Displacement 105 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17' 11"
  • Max. Draft 6' 6"(fl)
  • Speed 15.6
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, one or two twin .50 cal. machine guns, two or three depth charge projector "K Guns," 14 depth charges with six single release chocks,
    two sets Mk20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    SC-1486 53k 25 September 1944
    Underway flying Soviet colors
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1486
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