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SC-48



Call sign:
George - Boy - Nan - Tare

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by 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"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement: 27
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-40 43k SC 40, SC 48 and SC 164 probably at Base 18, Inverness, Scotland.
    T. Woofenden Collection.
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-48 86k Chasers in dry-dock, Devonport, England
    Left front is SC 259, middle front is SC 48, right rear is SC 354.
    SC-48, 164, 208 & 356 160k c. 1919
    Inverness, Scotland
    Photo from "Cinderellas of the Fleet" by LTJG William Washburn Nutting, Construction Corps, USNRF
    Joe Radigan
    SC-38, 48, 181 & 328 103k USS Panther moored in Kirkwall Harbor, Orkney Islands, while supporting the North Sea mine barrage clearance operation in 1919. She has several trawlers and submarine chasers alongside. The latter include (from left to right, in outboard group off Panther's port side: SC-48, SC-328, SC-38 and SC-181
    Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken by DeLong, of USS Black Hawk, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919", page 33
    Donation of Chief Storekeeper Charles A. Free
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 99690
    Robert Hurst
    SC-48 130k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS George F. Broderick, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)27 March 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-48
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