USS SC-508, a 95-ton 110-foot submarine chaser, was built at Camden, New Jersey. Commissioned in March 1942 as PC-508 and soon renamed SC-508, she conducted initial tests and trials in Chesapeake Bay, then was assigned to the Eastern Sea Frontier with a home yard at Charleston, South Carolina. She subsequently served at the Submarine Chaser Training Center, Miami, Florida, and was assigned to the Eighth Fleet in June 1943 for service in the Mediterranean area. In March 1944, SC-508 was transferred to the French Navy in North Africa under Lend-lease. She was sold to France in March 1949 and served into the 1960s. Her name in the French Navy was initially CH-95, later changed to P 703.
This page features our only view of USS SC-508.
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Photo #: NH 96482
USS SC-669 and
At the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, 10 August 1942.
In the background, at left, is the small steamer Merry Queen, of Augusta, Georgia.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 97KB; 740 x 540 pixels
In addition to the images presented above, the National Archives appears to hold at least one other view of USS SC-508. The following list features this image:
The image listed below is NOT in the
Naval Historical Center's collections.
DO NOT try to obtain it using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions".
Port broadside view of USS SC-508 (with "PC-508" painted on her bow) preparing to dock at the Submarine Chaser Training Center, Miami, Florida, 11 May 1942.
Reproductions of this image should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.
The image listed in this box is NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain it using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions".
Page made 28 January 2001