USS SC-498

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USS SC-498.jpg
USS PC-498 before her conversion into USS SC-498.
United States of America
Name: 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
Free French Naval Forces Ensign French Navy EnsignFrance
Name: CH-142, and later P-696
Acquired: 18 October 1944
Fate: Unknown.
General characteristics
Class and type: SC-497 class submarine chaser
Type: submarine chaser
Displacement: 148 tons
Length: 110 ft 10 in (34 m)
Beam: 17 ft (5 m)
Draft: 6 ft 6 in (2 m)
  • 2 × 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear
  • 2 × shafts
Speed: 15.6 knots
Complement: 28

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.

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.