Submarine Chaser

SC 705

Ship #


CG #



SC 705

SC 705


1942 - 44

SC-497 class Sub chaser



She was laid down on 7 March 1942 by the Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She was launched on 24 April 1942 and commissioned as USS SC-705 on 2 October 1942 with her Coast Guard crew aboard.

Commanding officers (list incomplete): LTJG J. F. Claussen. 

SC-705's Official Coast Guard History

The USS SC-705 was commissioned on 2 October 1942. (1942 and 1943 Mar War Diaries are not available).

From January 1, 1944 to May 1, 1944, the SC-705 was on patrol duty in Greenland waters, mostly in Patrol Area No. 3, in Arsuk Fjord, Greenland. Other areas ware also patrolled the SC-705 relieving SCís 704, 688, 527, and 689. Between patrols the SC-705 moored at Grondal usually making a stop at Ivigtut en route to her mooring.

On May 1, 1944, the SC-705 departed Grondal en route Argentia in convoy with USS NORTHLAND, SC-688 and SC-689. Arriving on the 6th she departed on the 9th for Boston in company with three other escorts arriving on the 12th, where she remained for repairs until June 14, 1944, when she departed for Casco Bay, Maine, for training exercises. On the 22nd she was underway for Argentia. Here on July 6th she was damaged slightly by a fire around the galley stack. On the 10th she departed for Grondal arriving on the 14th.

The SC-705 remained in Greenland on patrol duty of area No. 3 in Arsuk Fjord until December 8, 1944, when she departed in convoy with two other escorts for Boston, via St. John's, arriving on September 21, 1944.


Ens. J.F.Claussen - Commanding officer on USS SC 705






SC 705



Ens. J.F.Claussen, USCGR



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