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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Nan - Dog

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Naval Station New Orleans, LA
  • Commissioned 8 January 1918
  • Sold 29 October 1930 to the city of New Orleans
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector (Y-Gun)
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-2 112k U.S.Navy photo NH 64971 from the Naval Historical Center Dan Treadwell
    SC-2 & SC-3 57k 19 June 1919
    Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    SC-2 moored inboard of SC-3 and the submarine K-5 with the patrol yacht Isabel (SP 521) astern. They had come from St. Louis on a recruiting tour and provided the public with a view of the vessels employed by the Navy during World War I. Thousands crowded the riverfront to view the ships, and hundreds toured the vessels
    Photo from the Missourian archives
    Joe Radigan
    SC-2 & SC-3 110k Photo by C. A. Stahl from the November 1919 edition of "Our Navy" magazine

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Walter Heber Wheeler, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross and the French Croix de Guerre8 January 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-2
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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