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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Nan - Vice

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, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 98 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17' 11"
  • Draft 6' 6"(fl)
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 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-49 80k Lookout in the Crow's Nest on SC 49, 1918 The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-49 67k Keystone View Co. photo from the June 1919 edition of "Our Navy" magazine Joe Radigan
    SC-49 77k U.S. Navy photo from the May 1954 edition of All Hands magazine
    SC-49 242k Original photo: U.S. Navy photo from the July 1954 edition of All Hands magazine
    Replacement photo: Photo caption: "One of the best pictures ever taken of Uncle Sam's famous 110-foot submarine chasers coming head on at full speed. These snappy little boats did great work overseas with their depth bombs."
    U.S. Navy photo by Underwood from the 21 December 1919 edition of the New York Tribune
    Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Michael Mohl
    Second replacement: Bill Gonyo

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-49
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association

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