USS SC-748 (SC-748)
Submarine chaser of the SC-497 class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Quincy Adams Yacht Yard Inc. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Feb 1942|
|Laid down||27 Apr 1942|
|Launched||21 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||28 Sep 1942|
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Notable events involving SC-748 include:
18 May 1943
Convoy BT 60.
This convoy departed Caloundra (near Brisbane) for Townsville on 18 May 1943.
This convoy was made up of the transports; Admiral Halstead (American, 3545 GRT, built 1920), Giang Ann (British, 1265 GRT, built 1902), Sarpen (Norwegian, 1864 GRT, built 1912), Van den Bosch (Dutch, 2354 GRT, built 1903) and William M. Meredith (American, 7180 GRT, built 1943).
On departure from Caloundra the convoy was escorted by the destroyer HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. J. Plunkett-Cole, RAN), minesweeper HMAS Geelong (A/Lt.Cdr. C.G. Hill, RANR(S)), submarine chaser USS SC 748 (Lt.(jg.) M.B. Stone, Jr., USNR) and motor launch HMAS ML 425 (Lt. G.S.H. Champion, RANR(S)).
Around 2359K/19, HMAS Vendetta parted company with the convoy and set course to return to Brisbane.
The convoy arrived at Townsville on 21 May 1943. (1)
31 May 1943
Convoy BT 63.
This convoy departed Brisbane for Townsville on 31 May 1943.
This convoy was made up of the transports; Nancy Hanks (American, 7194 GRT, built 1943), President Johnson (American, 13639 GRT, built 1904) and Van Heutsz (Dutch, 4552 GRT, built 1926).
On departure from Brisbane the convoy was escorted by the destroyer HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. J. Plunkett-Cole, RAN) and the submarine chasers USS SC 648 (?) and USS SC 748 (Lt.(jg.) M.B. Stone, Jr., USNR).
Around 1715K/1, HMAS Vendetta parted company with the convoy. HMAS Vendetta then set course to proceed to a rendezvous with a ahip coming from the east in position 26°37'S, 159°42'E.
The convoy arrived at Townsville on 2 June 1943. (2)
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for May 1943
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for May 1943 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for June 1943