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SC-47



Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Cast - Quack

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned 27 March 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-46 112k SC-220, SC-221 in foreground left to right (skipping the lefthand chasers that has no visible hull number), SC-46, SC-47, SC-45 and SC-323 in background left to right)
    Photo courtesy of Al Tilley
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-47 234k 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-37 106k Docked at New York City, 24 November 1919, after returning from the North Sea mine fields. Present are SCs- 45, 47, 95, 207, 37, 354, 259, 272, 182 and 44
    Courtesy of BMC Charles E. McGonagle, USN (RET) 1967
    U.S. Navy photo NH 48928
    SC-78, 40, 47, 143 & 110 191k Part of the hundreds of World War I submarine chasers tied up at the Port Newark Army Base, New Jersey, awaiting disposition, 13 May 1920. Those identified include:
    USS SC-78 (believed to be SC-178 as SC-78 was sold in June 1919 in Italy), USS SC-40, USS SC-47, USS SC-143, and USS SC-110
    Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California, 1969
    U.S. Navy photo NH 69166
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 7 July 2021

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Edward C. MacCormack, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)April 1919 - July 1919
    02ENS Curtis H. Haw, USNRFJuly 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-47
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