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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Naval Station New Orleans, LA
  • Commissioned 23 January 1918 and assigned to the Special Hunting Squadron, USS Salem [Scout Cruiser No. 3] Group, against German submarines in the Gulf of Mexico, and was based at Key West, Florida
  • Sold 4 October 1920 to Cuba Products Co. of New Orleans
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Max Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One single 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three Standard 220hp gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-2 89k Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42544 Joe Radigan
    SC-2 & 3 90k Charleston, SC
    Photo from the collection of subchaser crewman Benjamin Lihue (Hugh) Gray. Thanks to his grandson, Gary McGraw
    The Subchaser Archives

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-3
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