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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - William - Dog


Call sign:
George - Tare - Love - Cast

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Commissioned USS SC-151, 14 December 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Converted to a party fishing boat and named Usona
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1942 and converted for use as a District Patrol Craft, YP-191
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission in June 1946
  • Sold to Captain Fred Schmahl of New York, reconverted to a fishing boat and renamed Sea Queen III
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-151
    SC-151 92k Subchaser [SC-151] used for towing lighters at Spalato, Yugoslavia for USS Jason [Collier No. 12] .
    SC-151 48k Off Ponta Delgada, Azores The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-94, 256, 225, 94, 227 & 151 499k c. November 1918
    Villefrance, France
    Photo from The Splinter Fleet of the Otranto Barrage by Ray MillHolland
    Tommy Trampp
    Sea Queen III
    SC-151 113k c. 1952
    New York
    Mel's Place
    SC-151 131k

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Millard E. Allen, USNRF - Awarded the Navy CrossDecember 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-151
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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