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SC-143



Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - King - Nan


Call sign (1919):
George - Tare - King - Sail

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Rocky River Dry Dock Co., Rocky River, OH
  • Commissioned 10 November 1917
  • Sold 8 September 1936 to George Johnson of Baltimore, MD
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 99 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30-cal machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220shp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    SC-143 192k After being hauled out for cleaning and repairs at the Bermuda Dockyard in March, 1918
    "All Hands over the side"
    Original photograph from the collection of Mr. Peter K. Connelly. Loaned by Mr. William H. Davis, in 1967
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 64974
    Mike Green
    SC-143 132k Swimming alongside the boat during World War I in Bermuda
    From the collection of Mr. Peter K. Connelly who was Boatswain on the SC-143 in 1918-1919. Loaned by Mr. William H. Davis, in 1967
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 64976
    SC-143 204k Swimming alongside the boat during World War I. Probably taken in Bermuda during the boat's trip to France in 1918. Note towing cable around the hull
    From the collection of Mr. Peter K. Connelly who was Boatswain on the SC-143 in 1918-1919. Loaned by Mr. William H. Davis, in 1967
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 64977

    Commanding Officers
    02ENS Alexander White Moffat, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)18 February 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-143
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