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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Love - Zebra

SC-1506 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 August 1943 by the Donovan Contracting Co., Burlington, VT
  • Launched 14 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS SC-1506, 21 July 1944
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 21 September 1944, reclassified BO-241 and placed in service
  • Placed out of service 15 March 1954 and laid up
  • Scuttled 25 June 1956 in the Barents Sea off Kildinskiy Reach along with 29 other SCs by agreement with the United States.


  • Displacement 105 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, three 20mm mounts, two twin .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projectors ("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
    SC-1506 34k 15 July 1944 Robert Hurst
    SC-1506 111k 15 July 1944
    Starboard bow view off Donovan Contracting Co., Burlington
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1506
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