Allied Warships

USS SC-737 (SC-737)

Submarine chaser of the SC-497 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine chaser
Built byLiberty Dry Dock Co. Inc. (Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered13 Mar 1942 
Laid down18 Apr 1942 
Launched15 Dec 1942 
Commissioned20 May 1943 
End serviceDec 1945 

After commissioning USS SC-737 sailed from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to Cuba; thence through the Panama Canal; thence to Australia, New Guinea, Philippines. Based at Dulang, Leyte, then to Palawan, and Borneo.It was in Brunie Bay, Borneo on 8 August 1945, the day Japan surrendered.

USS SC 737 was decommissioned in December of 1945, and was turned over to the Philippine Navy at Sumar Island, Philippines.


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Notable events involving SC-737 include:

11 Aug 1944

Convoy BG 8.

Around 1800K/11, this convoy left Langemak Bay for Humboldt Bay.

The convoy was made up of the transports; Extavia (American, 6535 GRT, built 1941), Owen Summers (American, 7180 GRT, built 1943), Thomas Nelson (American, 7191 GRT, built 1942), Thomas W. Symons (American, 7176 GRT, built 1943) and William Ellery Channing (American, 7176 GRT, built 1942).

On departure from Langemak Bay the convoy was escorted by the minesweeper HMS Gympie (T/Lt.Cdr. R. Rowsell, RNZNR). The patrol vessel USS SC-737 (?) was to have sailed with the convoy but had been delayed and was unable to sail with the convoy. She later sailed to overtake and join the convoy which she did around 0035K/12.

Around 1300K/12, the destroyer HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Mesley, RAN) and minesweeper HMAS Katoomba (T/Lt. J.A. Grant, RANR(S)) joined the convoy coming from Madang as additional escorts.

The convoy arrived at Humboldt Bay around 0800K/14. (1)


  1. Report of proceedings of HMAS Gympie for August 1944 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for August 1944

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