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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, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-103
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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