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SC-40



Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Cast - George

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-40, 13 February 1918
  • Sold 14 October 1924 to the Florida Boat Co. of Washington, DC
  • Registered in 1927 to T. A. Parcels of New York, NY as the yacht SC-40
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications

  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 79 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.9'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Six
  • 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.

    Photo added 14 July 2021
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-40 88k SC 40 during the North Sea minesweeping operations in 1919
    T. Woofenden Collection
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-40 42k SC 40, SC 48 and SC 164 probably at Base 18, Inverness, Scotland.
    T. Woofenden Collection
    SC-40 153k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan
    Eider 119k USS Eider (Minesweeper No. 17) with identification letter "N" in a North Sea port, probably Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, during the the North Sea mine barrage clearance operation in 1919. She has several submarine chasers alongside including, from left to right: SC-25, SC-45, SC-356, SC-47 and SC-40. Halftone reproduction, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919", page 142
    Donation of Chief Storekeeper Charles A. Free.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99789
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    SC-40 113k In a North Sea port, probably Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, during the the North Sea mine barrage clearance operation in 1919. These subchasers are, from left to right: SC-356, SC-182,
    SC-40, SC-272, SC-178
    and one SC with a number "20-" that can not be completely made out. Halftone reproduction, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919", page 144.
    Donation of Chief Storekeeper Charles A. Free
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99791
    Swallow/Woodcock/Eider/Teal 256k Celebrating the return of the Atlantic Fleet Mine-Sweeping Detachment return to U.S. on 24 November 1919, and being reviewed by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels. Ships identifiable here include: USS Woodcock (AM-14), USS SC-164, USS Eider (AM-17), USS SC-40, USS Swallow (AM-4), USS Teal (AM-23)
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 45238
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-40
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