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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Rush - Jig

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Elco Co., Bayonne, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-99, 3 March 1918
  • Later in that year she crossed the Atlantic to the European war zone
  • SC-99 returned to the United States in August 1919
  • Decommissioned in September 1919 at New York City
  • Struck from the Navy list early in October 1919
  • Sold in April 1920, she was repossessed a few months later and resold 11 May 1921 to Frederick S. Bacon of New York
  • 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 102k Replenishing at sea while four days out from the Azores, circa 1918-1919. Ship alongside is possibly USS Hannibal (later AG-1), which was a submarine chaser tender at the time.
    Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN (MSC), 1973.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 78197
    Naval Historical Center
    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

    Commanding Officers
    01LT George Knott, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)3 March 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-99
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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