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SC-37


SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 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"
  • 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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    SC-356 & SC-37 327k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan
    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 & 206 167k SC-37 shown after damaged by a mine explosion on 5 July 1919 while helping clear the North Sea mine barrage. USS SC-206 and an unidentified minesweeper [possibly Mallard, Minesweeper No. 44] are standing by. She was quickly repaired and was again damaged on 4 August 1919
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42580

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-37
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