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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned 15 January 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Sold in 1924 to Elizabeth O. Douglas of Rowayton, CT, named Elizabeth Ann and operated as a ferry/mail boat between Newport and Block Island, RI and also from Stonington, CT to Point Judith, RI
    Her last trip was 3 March 1951
  • She burned at a dock in New London, CT.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Max Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One single 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three Standard 220hp gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    USS SC-127
    SC-127, SC-34 & SC-36 248k Moored inboard of SC-34 and SC-36
    National Archivs photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-127 25k .
    SC-127 91k American troops in Fiume, Hungary, aboard a Yankee Submarine Chaser
    National Archivs photo
    SC-124, SC-127 & SC-125 86k 1 February 1919
    Three Yankee Submarine Chasers docked in harbor of Fiume, Hungary attract attention of spectators on waterfront
    SC-127 is moored between SC-124 and SC-125
    National Archivs photo
    Lizzie Ann
    SC-127 62k Leaving Block Island, RI Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Arthur C. Little, USNRF15 January 1918
    02LTJG William S. Linn, USNRFApril 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-127
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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