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SC-37



Call sign:
George - Tare - Have - Pup

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned 1 February 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    SC-37, 38, 181, 208, 182 & 272 112k USS Panther full-dressed on 4 July 1919 at Kirkwall, Scotland, tending subchasers and trawlers helping to sweep the North Sea Mine Barrage. She took over this duty from USS Black Hawk which continued to support the force's minesweepers. Her four 3" guns are located on deck foward of the foremast and near the stern. The subchasers alongside are SC-37, 38, 181, and 208 (in the after nest) and SC-182, 272, and either 45 or 95 (forward)
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 40049
    Mike Green
    SC-37 & 356 335k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LT A. C. Franzel, USN18 February 1918 - 1 July 1919
    02ENS Howard A. McKee, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)1 July 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-37
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