Allied Warships

USS SC-1306 (SC-1306)

Submarine chaser of the SC-497 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine chaser
Built byDaytona Beach Boat Works Inc. (Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.) 
Ordered30 Jul 1942 
Laid down6 Oct 1942 
Launched25 Mar 1943 
Commissioned4 Sep 1943 
End service 

Grounded at Buckner Bay, Okinawa on 9 October 1945 during a typhoon
Beyond repair and wreck destroyed on 7 January 1946


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Notable events involving SC-1306 include:

5 Dec 1943
At 21.43 hours on 5 December, USS SC-1306 (Lt R.L. Thayer, USN) was accidentally rammed by USS PCE-869 while searching for survivors of Libertad off Cape Hatteras. The bow of the patrol craft cut into the side of the submarine chaser, almost severing the forward compartment and killing one crew member. The submarine chaser settled quickly by the bow and the patrol craft came alongside the stern to take off most of her crew, while its depth charges were secured. As the forward engine room bulkhead had remained intact a skeleton crew remained aboard USS SC-1306 which was then taken in tow stern first by USS PC-869 to Norfolk. On 7 December, the submarine chaser was towed into Norfolk by the tug Sciota and later returned to service after being repaired. (1)


  1. NARA

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