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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Rush - Have

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Elco Co., Bayonne, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-98, 19 February 1918
  • Her war time service, under the command of Ensign Norman Donaldson, USNRF with Ensign William K. Barclay, USNRF as Executive officer, saw her crossing the Atlantic to patrol the English Channel from her base in
    Harwich, England
  • Sold 14 October 1924 to the Florida Boat Co. of Washington, DC
  • Worked out of New Haven, Connecticut for 15 years as the commercial fishing boat Bertie N
  • Sold to the Interstate Navigation Company of Point Judith, RI, renamed Viking and put on the Point Judith to Block Island ferry run
  • 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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    SC-99 84k Underway in New York Harbor on 20 August 1919, upon their return from overseas service. The subchasers at left are SC-99 and SC-227. The three in the middle are (in closest column) SC-98 and
    SC-137, with SC-271 in the farther column. Ships at right can not be identified.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 83623
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Norman V. Donaldson, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)19 February 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-98
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