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SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down 23 March 1942 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, MA; Launched 25 September 1942; Commissioned USS SC-763, 20 October 1942; Decommissioned, (date unknown)

Transferred to Brazil 7 December 1942 and renamed Javarí (CS 51); Struck from the Naval Register, (1951). Fate unknown.

Displacement: 98 t

Length: 110' 10"

Beam: 17' 11"

Max. Draft: 6' 6"(fl)

Speed 15.6 or 21k

Complement: 3 officers, 24 enlisted

Armament one 40mm, two 20-mm, two or three dcp "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks, two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles

Propulsion two General Motors 8-268A or two General Motors 16-184A "pancake" engines, two shafts.

On 19/Jul/44, when the Brazilian Navy Transport ship Vital de Oliveira was torpedoed off Rio de Janeiro by U-861 with the loss of 99 crewmembers. Sub Chaser Javari was part of the escort group in that mission from Vitoria to Rio de Janeiro


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