Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - King - Have

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in 1917 at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  • Commissioned 14 January 1918
  • Grounded and partially sunk 10 April 1918, near Two Rocks Passage, Bermuda Harbor, finally sank about 100 yards south of Agar's Island, Bermuda, salvaged, no casualties
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three screws.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    SC-126 298k c. June 1918
    Photo from the collection of James W. Anderson, a Radioman on board USS Alert
    Kristina Magill

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Walter G. Thompson, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)14 January 1918
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-126
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Ship Index Back to the 110' Submarine Chaser (SC) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History