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 (1919):
George - Boy - Tare - King

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Love - Fox

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at F. M. Blount, Pensacola, FL
  • Commissioned USS SC-156, 30 October 1917
  • Sold 6 November 1924 to P. J. Derieux of Tappahannock, VA as the freighter R. A. Lancaster
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    75 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.9'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.6'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Two
  • 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.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    SC-156 & SC-333 226k 26 January 1918
    Naval Aviation Training Station, Warrington Beach, Pensacola, FL
    SC-156 and SC-333 alongside a floating hangar built to house the DN-1, the Navy’s first airship
    U.S. Army Signal Corps photo 111-SC-2916 from the National Archives
    David Upton

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-156
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
    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