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SC-103


SC-103 served the U.S. Navy, the Michigan State Militia and the Sea Scouts

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser

  • Laid down by the Elco Co., Bayonne, NJ
  • Commissioned 7 March 1918
  • Loaned to the Michigan State Militia 1 July 1926
  • Loaned to the Buffalo Council, Boy Scouts of America, Buffalo, NY 25 September 1938
  • Damaged by a storm and sunk at pier in September 1939
  • Salvaged in 1940 and hulk disposed of by burning.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 99 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Complement 26
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-103 206k In european waters
    U.S. Navy photo NH 2687
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Charles G. Benjamin, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-103
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    The Sub Chaser Archives
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