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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Have - Vice

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned 19 February 1918
  • Sold 11 May 1921 to C. P. Comerford Co. of Lowell, MA
  • Scrapped in 1921 at Dorchester Bay, MA.


  • Displacement 99 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • 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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    USS SC-41
    SC-35 365k “Cinderellas of the Fleet”- over 400 of these sub-chasers were built during the war. Manned mostly by American college men, they were intended primarily to guard the home shores. Many were sent across where they served effectively against the submarines.”
    SC-35 in the left foreground with SC-81 and SC-258 astern and SC-137 is on the right with SC-41 astern
    Photo from the publication “Forward Ho!” published by Disabled American Veterans Of The World War, 1917
    Jim Geldert
    SC-41, 244 & 225 175k Uncle Sam's first submarine chasers scrapped at Dorchester boat yard. Among them are SC-41, SC-244 and SC-225
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
    Boston Public Library
    SC-216, 225 & 41 245k c. 1921
    Dorchester Bay scrapyard
    SC-216, SC-225, SC-41 and two unidentified subchasers awaiting scrapping
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
    SC-41 394k c. 1921
    Dorchester Bay scrapyard
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Randolph Wilson Scott, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)19 February 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-41
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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