January, 2008 In a prior issue I noted a new set of photos from the service of subchaser SC 297, from the collection of crewman James Everett Parks.

This month another photo set from SC 297 is posted, from the private collection of Gary Mitchell.

A notable incident shown in some of these photographs was an explosion and fire on SC 297, post-war, in San Diego, which occurred while the chaser was fueling. One theory is that a spark from the wireless antenna caused the explosion.

Also shown is an interesting photo of chasers in dry dock without the pilot house in place.