Allied Warships

USS SC-521 (SC-521)

Submarine chaser of the SC-497 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine chaser
Built byAnnapolis Yacht Yard Inc. (Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down5 May 1941 
Launched1 Feb 1942 
Commissioned15 Apr 1942 
Lost11 Jul 1945 
Loss position11° 03'S, 164° 50'E

USS SC-521 foundered in heavy weather off Santa Cruz in the Solomon Islands in position 11º03'S, 164º55'E at 0852L/11. She was en-route from Guadalcanal to Pearl Harbour with three other submarine chasers. There was no loss of life as the crew were picked up by USS SC-502 and USS SC-1047 which then returned to Guadalcanal together with USS SC-1327.


Commands listed for USS SC-521 (SC-521)

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1Kendall Endicott Read, USNR15 Apr 1942Mid/late42
2Thomas Handasyde Perkins Whitney, USNRMid/late42Late 1942
3Lt.(jg) Frank Herman Scrivner, USNRLate 19429 Dec 1943
4Frederick W. Freeman, Jr., USNR9 Dec 19433 Sep 1944
5S W Crocker, USNR3 Sep 1944Mid 1945
6C R Partridge, USNRMid 194511 Jul 1945

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