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SC-40



Call sign:
George - Tare - Have - Sail

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned 13 February 1918
  • Sold 14 October 1924 to the Miami Boat Co. of Washington, DC
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220bhp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    SC-40 43k SC 40, SC 48 and SC 164 probably at Base 18, Inverness, Scotland.
    T. Woofenden Collection.
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-356 97k 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
    Naval Historical Center
    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
    Woodcock 110k While taking part in clearing the North Sea mine barrage, "The fleet put in (to) Stavanger, a bustling town in Norway, made prosperous by the war." (quoted from the original 1919 vintage caption). USS Woodcock (Minesweeper No. 14) is in the foreground. In the left background are (from front to rear): USS SC-356, USS SC-40, USS Eider (Minesweeper No. 17), USS Sanderling (Minesweeper No. 37) - probable identification, USS Auk (Minesweeper No. 38) and an unidentified minesweeper.
    U. S. Navy photo from the Navy Recruitment Bureau, New York
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99789
    SC-40 90k SC 40 during the North Sea minesweeping operations in 1919
    The G. S. Dole Collection
    The Sub Chaser Archives

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Mortimer Bybee Carraher, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)13 February 1918
    02LTJG James L. Lohrke, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-40
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