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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Quack - King

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Hiltebrant Dry Dock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Commissioned 5 December 1917
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitnar of Philadelphia, PA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Co,plement 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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    SC-79 52k Photographed from USS Mohican (SP 117) by George B. Hanford Bill Graham

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS E. D. Howie, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)5 December 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-79
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