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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned SC-64, 16 May 1918 and assigned to the Second Naval District and Third Naval Districts
  • Assigned in 1939 to the U.S. Naval Training Station Great Lakes, Illinois as a Naval Reserve Training vessel
  • Converted to a Water Barge 30 November 1942 and reclassified YW-97
  • Sold 11 March 1943
  • Acquired in 1945 by John J. Vadala of Gloucester, MA for use as a fishing boat and named Santo Antonino
  • Acquired in 1954 by Arthur Siegel of Philadelphia, PA
  • Foundered 10 September 1955 in Ipswich Bay off Braces Cove, approximately 7 miles from Gloucester.


  • 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-64 122k Underway in a New York area harbor, 1918. Ships in the immediate background are (from left to right): USS Bailey (Torpedo Boat No. 21); Tarantula (SP 124); USS Sabalo (SP-225); A Bagley class torpedo boat; and USS SC-55
    U.S. Navy photo NH 59816
    Naval Historical Center
    SC-64 145k c. 1926
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42583
    Mike Green
    SC-64 60k c. 1930s
    SC-330, SC-412 and SC-64
    Joe Radigan
    SC-64 46k c. 1930s
    SC-432, SC-64 and SC-412 at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL
    SC-64 100k c. 1933
    Mackinac Island, MI
    Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Harold Clark Thompson, USNRF16 May 1918
    02ENS Ivan Maurice Perkins, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-64
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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