USS PC-498 before her conversion into USS SC-498.
|Operator||United States Navy|
|Builder||Westergard Boat Works, Inc.|
|Laid down||12 March 1941|
|Launched||21 July 1941|
|Commissioned||29 April 1942|
|Fate||Transferred to France on 18 October 1944|
|Name||CH-142, and later P-696|
|Acquired||18 October 1944|
|Class and type||SC-497 class submarine chaser|
|Length||110 ft 10 in (34 m)|
|Beam||17 ft (5 m)|
|Draft||6 ft 6 in (2 m)|
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.