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Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - George - Mike

Call sign (1919):
George - Boy - Rush - Nan

SC-103 served the U. S. Navy, the State of Michigan and the Boy Scouts of America.

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Commissioned 7 March 1918
  • Loaned to the Michigan State Naval Militia 1 July 1926
  • Loaned to the Buffalo Council of the Boy Scouts of America 25 September 1936
  • Damaged by a storm in September 1939 and sank at her pier
  • Salvaged in 1940 and disposed of hulk by burning.


  • Displacement 99 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Charles G. Benjamin, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)7 March 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-103
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