USS SC-743

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History
Name: USS SC-743
Builder: Julius Petersen Inc., Nyack, New York
Laid down: 24 April 1942
Launched: 26 August 1942
Commissioned: 27 February 1943
Fate: Transferred to the Philippines, 2 July 1948
Acquired: 2 July 1948
Status: Unknown
General characteristics
Class and type: SC-497-class submarine chaser
Displacement: 95 long tons (97 t)
Length: 110 ft 10 in (33.78 m)
Beam: 17 ft (5.2 m)
Draft: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) (full)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × General Motors 8-268A diesel engines
  • Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear
  • 2 shafts.
Speed: 15.6 knots (28.9 km/h; 18.0 mph)
Complement: 28 officers and enlisted
Armament:

USS SC-743 was a United States Navy SC-497-class submarine chaser which after service during World War II was transferred to the Philippine Navy in 1948.

The ship was laid down on 24 April 1942 at Julius Petersen Inc., Nyack, New York, launched on 26 August 1942, and commissioned on 27 February 1943. Assigned to the South West Pacific Area she was damaged by a dive bomber while covering the landings during the battle of Arawe, New Britain on 17 December 1943.[1] She was transferred to the Philippine Navy on 2 July 1948.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morison (1958), p. 377.

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