USS SC-1306 (SC-1306)
Submarine chaser of the SC-497 class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Daytona Beach Boat Works Inc. (Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||30 Jul 1942|
|Laid down||6 Oct 1942|
|Launched||25 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||4 Sep 1943|
Grounded at Buckner Bay, Okinawa on 9 October 1945 during a typhoon
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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)