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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Have - Cast

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned 16 October 1917
  • Destroyed by fire in 1920.


  • Displacement 98 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 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-23 154k 15 September 1917
    Under construction at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
    Photos by Burnell - Poole
    National Archives photos 165WGZ-K-28 and 165WGZ-L-26
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-23 112k
    USS SC-23
    SC-23 173k Moored behind an unidentified SC. On the opposite side of the pier are USS Absegami (SP 371) and SP-1595.
    Photographer: Joseph N. Pearce, Philadelphia, January 15, 1919
    National Archives photo 165WW
    Dan Treadwell

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-23.
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