USS SC-650 (SC-650)
Submarine chaser of the SC-497 class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Westergard Boat Works Inc. (Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||18 Sep 1941|
|Laid down||21 Oct 1941|
|Launched||30 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||20 Jul 1942|
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Notable events involving SC-650 include:
28 Sep 1943
Convoy QL 16.
This convoy departed Brisbane on 28 September 1943.
It was made up of the following transports; Balikpapan (Dutch, 1279 GRT, built 1938), Carola (Panamanian, 3842 GRT, built 1916), Colorado (American, 2689 GRT, built 1920), Dundula (Australian, 3344 GRT, built 1920), Duntroon (Australian, 10346 GRT, built 1935), Green Gables Park (Canadian, 7132 GRT, built 1943), John Evans (American, 7176 GRT, built 1943), Mangola (British, 3352 GRT, built 1920), Ozark (American, 2689 GRT, built 1919) and Tambua (Australian, 3566 GRT, built 1938).
On departure from Brisbane the convoy was escorted by the destroyer HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. J. Plunkett-Cole, RAN), minesweeper HMAS Ararat (T/Lt. N.M. Muzzell, RANR(S)) and the patrol vessels USS PC 1122 (Lt. J.J. Peck, USNR), USS PC 1123 (Lt. W.R. Plage, USNR) and USS SC 650 (Lt.(jg) R.E. Huff, USNR).
Around 0300K/30, near Lady Elliot Island, HMAS Vendetta parted company with the convoy to proceed to Caloundra.
Around 1040K/30, the convoy was dispersed off Bustard Head.