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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Pup - Watch

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Mathis Yacht Bulding Co., Camden, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-71, 28 March 1918
  • Used in connedction with efforts to salvage the submarine S-5 (SS 110)
  • Sold 26 May 1921 to Henry A. Hitner Sons Co. of Philadelphia, PA. Sale to take effect when no longer required for salvage operations
  • Delivered to purchaser 19 September 1921
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • 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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    Sea Gull 224k Tied up with Section Patrol Craft SP-544 at the Cape May Naval Base, Sewells Point, New Jersey, circa 1918. Ship in the backround is a Coast Guard Cutter, probably USCGC Morrill. A Curtiss
    HS-2L seaplane is taxiing by.
    U.S. Navy photos NH 42452, NH 42453 and NH 42454
    Naval Historical Center
    Sea Gull 180k
    Sea Gull 176k

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-71
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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