USS SC-498

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USS PC-498 before her conversion into USS SC-498.
United States
NameUSS SC-498
Operator United States Navy
BuilderWestergard Boat Works, Inc.
Laid down12 March 1941
Launched21 July 1941
Commissioned29 April 1942
FateTransferred to France on 18 October 1944
Free French Naval Forces Ensign French Navy EnsignFrance
NameCH-142, and later P-696
Acquired18 October 1944
General characteristics
Class and typeSC-497 class submarine chaser
Typesubmarine chaser
Displacement148 tons
Length110 ft 10 in (34 m)
Beam17 ft (5 m)
Draft6 ft 6 in (2 m)
  • 2 × 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear
  • 2 × shafts
Speed15.6 knots

USS SC-498 was a SC-497 class submarine chaser that served in the United States Navy, and later the Free French Navy, during World War II.

She was laid down as PC-498 on 12 March 1941 by the Westergard Boat Works in Rockport, Texas, and launched on 21 July 1941. She was commissioned as USS PC-498 on 29 April 1942. She was later reclassified a SC-497 class submarine chaser and renamed SC-498.[1]

She was transferred to the Free French Navy as part of the Lend-Lease program on 18 March 1944 as CH-142, and was later reclassified as P-696. Her exact fate is unknown.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Submarine chaser of the SC-497 class
  2. ^ navsource SC-497 class submarine chaser