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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Have - Love

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned 9 January 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • 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-34 138k From the collection of Francis Harold Lester, crewmember
    Written on back of photo: “Our Home On the Deep. Len. 110 ft. Width, amidships fourteen ft.
    Kristine Jellum
    Francis Lester's Grand Daughter
    SC-34 254k c. 1920
    South Boston, MA
    SC-34 moored between SC-127 and SC-36
    Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Sydney Procter Clark, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)9 January 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-34
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