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SC-47



Call sign:
George - Boy - Nan - Sail

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned 1 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"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, one depth charge projector (Y-Gun)
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    SC-45 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-45, 334, 110 & 47 68k The four inboard chasers are SC-46, SC-334, SC-110 and SC-47
    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 Historical Center
    SC-47 143k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan
    Chewink 156k c. 1919
    Hudson River, New York
    Alongside Chewink (Minesweeper No. 39) for Secretary of the Navy review
    Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Edward C. MacCormack, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)April 1919 - July 1919
    02ENS Curtis H. Haw, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)July 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-47
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