USS PC-498 before her conversion into USS SC-498.
|United States of America|
|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.
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.
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