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Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Queen - George

SC-1497 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 23 August 1943 by the Vinyard Shipbuilding Co., Milford, DE
  • Launched 4 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS SC-1497, 11 July 1944
  • Transferred to The Soviet Union 23 August 1944
  • Placed in service in September 1944 as BO-236
  • Joined the Northern Fleet 25 April 1945
  • Placed in reserve 25 November 1946
  • Disarmed 9 January 1955 and reclassified as a "ship of firewalls" BRN-6
  • Released from the Soviet Navy 25 June 1956 and sunk on the Kaldi Reach in agreement with the U.S. Navy.


  • Displacement 105 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, three 20mm mounts, one/two twin mount .50 cal. machine guns, two/three depth charge projector "K Guns," 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and 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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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-1497
    SC-1497 63k c. 1944
    Photo from "U.S. Warships of World War II" by Paul H. Silverstone
    Original photo: Jane's Fighting Ships of WW II
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    SC-1497 179k 27 July 1944
    Port bow view off Philadelphia Navy Yard, PA
    U.S. Navy photo 1556-44 from the National Archives
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1497 30k Soviet line drawing Joe Radigan
    SC-1497/BO-236 63k Leonid Nechaev

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1497
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