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SC-172 was built for France.

SC-1 Class Submarine Chase:r

  • Laid down in 1916 as SC-172 by the Matthews Co., Port Clinton, OH
  • Transferred to France 22 December 1917 as C-26
  • Departed Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the Azores, under tow by the tug Gypsum Queen (SP 430), the proceeded to France in convoy with other SCs, escorted by the patrol yacht Rambler (SP 211)
  • Sold November 1920 to and named Jean Argaud, operated between Toulon, France and Hyères Islands
  • Sold in 1925 to Air France and used as a seaplane break-down vessel between Port-Vendres, France and Alicante, Spain
  • Requisitioned by the French Navy 10 September 1939 and renamed VP-108
  • Renamed V-88 in 1942
  • Scuttled 9 November 1942 at Oran, Algeria and later refloated
  • Removed armament in December 1944
  • Sold for scrap 8 November 1946.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two 7.62mm machine guns, and one depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Three 220bhp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    SC-172 112k Jean Argaud Benoît Boulanger
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