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Ryan MerkleyMay 17, 2018 03:28
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Jim HawverMay 14, 2018 01:24
Hi Al,
God Bless you!
Before my time, my dad bought a subchaser after the war and used it to haul freight back and forth from Cuba and South America.I love reading about them and the men that served on them.

Al MelcherApr 20, 2018 12:12
On this day in 1942, the PC 506 departed Luders shipyard in Stamford, CT for the Brooklyn Navy yard for outfitting and commissioning. It was a beautiful spring day with calm seas crossing Long Island Sound. Aboard were 22 enlisted men and 2 officers. I was a 22 year old yeoman third class and am the sole survivor of the original crew. I recently moved from my home in Rancho Murieta CA to a senior care home in Clovis, CA at the age of 98.

MarshallFeb 17, 2018 15:40
I purchased SC 1372 (Cairdeas) May 2017. She is currently being reoutfited for luxury charter. All the systems have been overhauled and now exterior is being restored and a completely new interior added.

Scott HarrisFeb 15, 2018 21:07
My father served on a subchaser in WWII as a signalman. I’m fascinated by the history of these ships - wish someone would make a movie about them someday. I tried to find a record of exactly which ship my dad served on but, so far, have had no luck. Does anybody have a great source for finding that out?

Tom SankowskiFeb 11, 2018 19:02
I recevied an e-mail today from someone wanting info about SC-1029,to my horror I somehow erased the mail. If you tried to make contact with me PLEASE write again. I am so sorry.

Richard BorhamJan 20, 2018 06:12
God Bless all the brave sailors who served aboard Subchasers.....and God Bless all the brave men and women who served the war effort.

Jeff O’MalleyJan 06, 2018 13:54
Hi!
My father, G.F. O’Malley, was on 520, then 723. I have many crew photos, and no way to connect. Are there others who would like to join a FB group to post photos and stories?

Jeff

Al MelcherDec 25, 2017 11:06
As a 98 year old sole survivor of the original crew of the
SC-506,I wish to extend my best wishes to other veterans and their families for a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christine MansfieldNov 11, 2017 13:12
On this veteran’s day, 11/11/17, I’m thinking of my father, Marshall Mansfield who served as a coxswain under LIEUT A.A. Ballantine Jr. aboard the U.S.S. SC-691. I remember the deep and abiding affection he had for all members of the crew and he considered them, in a very real way, his mates. He didn’t say much but his eyes always reflected a fierce, unwavering commitment to the men he served with.

I am grateful for this forum where the decedents of these men my father loved so much can read my words and hear my gratitude. The solidarity and dedication the crew of the SC -691 had for each other and their country had such an effect on my father that he carried it through his life and passed it on to his children.

Thank you, Christine Mansfield Germanotta

Arthur JacobsAug 02, 2017 23:12
MELVIN J.JACOBS CBM SC 691!
LIKE TO CONTACT RICHARD BALLENTINE SON OF ARTHUR BALLENTINE, IF POSSIBLE,

Arthur JacobsAug 02, 2017 23:09
ADD THIS CORRECTION TO CREW LIST!
MY FATHER CBM MELVIN JACOBS MIDDLE INITIAL IS “J.”! THAT STANDS CORRECTED MELVIN J . JACOBS MY FATHER PASSED AWAY IN DECEMBER 1998 SURVIVED THAT TIME HIS WIFE FROM DURING THAT WAR TIME AND FIVE SONS PRESENTLY!

April WickerJul 01, 2017 14:07
Robert Virgil Bennett - SC536 April 1942-February 1945 - My brother and I have documents relating to this period of service if anyone is interested.

Russell HillJun 07, 2017 15:51
Mr Melcher my Dad was on the SC504 from April 1942 to Nov. 1943 which went to Tuglagi in the Solomon Island. This boat was built in Maine and was there when PT109 Kennedy boat was sunk. PT’s and SC were both ported at Tulagi across for Henderson Air Strip. He was tranfered to the USS Caution Minesweeper which was futher north closer to Japan from Dec 43 to April 45 then Brozos which picked troops in France.