Allied Warships

USS SC-741 (SC-741)

Submarine chaser of the SC-497 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine chaser
Built byJulius Petersen (Nyack, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Feb 1942 
Laid down1 Apr 1942 
Launched3 Aug 1942 
Commissioned15 Dec 1942 
End service 


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Notable events involving SC-741 include:

14 Nov 1943

Convoy QL 29.

This convoy departed Brisbane on 14 November 1943.

It was made up of the following transports; Ban Hong Liong (British, 1671 GRT, built 1908), Cardross (Australian, 2515 GRT, built 1919), Floyd Bennett (American, 7176 GRT, built 1943), Francis G. Newlands (American, 7176 GRT, built 1943), Frank Joseph Irwin (American, 7176 GRT, built 1942), John Alden (American, 7176 GRT, built 1943), John Jacob Astor (American, 7176 GRT, built 1943), Murada (Australian, 3345 GRT, built 1921), Point San Pedro (American, 3303 GRT, built 1920), Tambua (Australian, 3566 GRT, built 1938) and William Beaumont (American, 7176 GRT, built 1943).

On departure from Brisbane it was escorted by the destroyer HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. J. Plunkett-Cole, RAN), minesweepers HMAS Geelong (A/Lt.Cdr. C.G. Hill, RANR(S)), HMAS Lithgow (T/Lt. C.T.G. Haultain, RANR(S)) and the patrol vessel SC-741 (Lt. C.K.S. Latus, USNR).

Around 2000L/15, near Lady Elliot Island, HMAS Vendetta and HMAS Geelong parted company to return to Brisbane. [No details on the other two escorts.]

HMAS Vendetta arrived at Brisbane around 1220L/16.

HMAS Geelong arrived at Brisbane around 1330L/16.

The convoy arrived at Townsville on 17 November 1943.

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