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Ex-US SC-497 class Submarine Chaser on PN service
« on: May 19, 2019, 11:24:16 AM »
Five hundred eighty SC-497 Class wood-hulled, 110-foot Submarine Chasers (SC) were built during World War II, with 142 of these being used by US allies under the Lend-Lease Program. The origin of the WW II Submarine Chaser traces back to WW I and the 440 ship SC-1 Class wooden-hulled "Splinter Fleet." The SC was designed for off-shore patrols and anti-submarine warfare. They were one of many weapons used to defeat the Nazi U-Boat menace along the Atlantic seaboard. The SC also played a role in Amphibious Landing, both in Europe and the Pacific. Seventy SCs were converted for use as Beach Control Craft and designated Control Submarine Chasers (SCC).

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Ex-US SC-497 Submarine Chaser on PN service

RPS Alert (PY-54)
RPS Cagayan (P-14)
RPS Mountain Province (P-15)
RPS Ilocos Sur (P-16)
RPS Surigao (P-17)
P 18   Isabella
RPS Cavite (P-19)
RPS Ilocos Norte (PS-20)


From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/151267.htm

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

Laid down 20 August 1942 as PC-1267 by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Quincy, MA
Launched 12 December 1942
Commissioned USS PC-1267, 27 February 1943
Reclassified SC-1267 in April 1943
Transferred to the Philippines 2 July 1948 and named RPS Alert (PY 54)
Sunk in 1956.

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From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/1215126701.jpg

Photo by Joe Radigan

Manila, Philippines
SC-1267, SC-982, SC-730 and SC-769
Photo caption: "Aboard these American submarine chasers at Manila, P.I., Filipinos train and learn the fundamental operations of small craft. With U.S. Navy crewmen as instructors, the Philippine Off-Shore Patrol is learnig to function as a Navy unit.
National Archives photo


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Re: Ex-US SC-497 Submarine Chaser on PN service
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 11:27:27 AM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/150736.htm

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

Laid down 11 April 1942 by the Liberty Dry Dock Co., Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Launched 29 October 1942
Commissioned USS PC-736, 27 February 1943
Reclassified SC-736 in April 1943
Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
Transferred to the Philippines 2 July 1948 and named RPS Mountain Province (P 15)

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From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/1215073601.jpg

From the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

c. 1943.
Armed with a 3-inch gun and two Mousetrap antisubmarine rocket launchers forward; two 20-mm amidships; and a pair of depth-charge tracks at her stern.