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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Cast - Sail

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.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-49 78k Joe Radigan
    SC-49 66k
    SC-49 136k National Archives photo Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Dan Treadwell
    SC-49 194k SC-49 going out on convoy duty, during World War I
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 2642
    Mike Green
    SC-49 198k Replacement photo: SC-49 on a marine railway, circa 1918
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 2618
    Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Mike Green
    SC-49 601k 21 March 1920 edition of the Magazine Section, The Sunday Star, Washington, DC Michael Mohl

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Norman W. Averill, USNRF1918
    02ENS John F. Ryan, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-49
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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