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SC-178



Call sign:
George - Tare - Love - Fox

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Matthews Boat Co., Port Clinton, OH
  • Commissioned 7 November 1917
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    SC-178 90k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    SC-178 & 329 116k USS Arethusa [AO 7] fueling submarine chasers during an Atlantic crossing in mid-1918. The photo is from a scrapbook created by George Graham Smith of USS SC-254 that was broken up and sold on Ebay. Submarine chasers pictured are SC-178 and SC-329. The group left New London on 28 June 1918 and after stopping at Bermuda on 2-7 July and at Ponta Delgada [Azores] on 20-27 July arrived at Brest [France] on 5 August, Plymouth [England] on 11 August, and their initial duty station at Queenstown [Ireland] on 21 August. Arethusa probably escorted the group from New London to the Azores
    Photo from Shipscribe website
    Mike Green
    SC-356 97k In a North Sea port, probably Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, during the the North Sea mine barrage clearance operation in 1919. These subchasers are, from left to right: SC-356, SC-182, SC-40, SC-272, SC-178 and one SC with a number "20-" that can not be completely made out. Halftone reproduction, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919", page 144.
    Donation of Chief Storekeeper Charles A. Free.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99791
    Naval Historical Center
    SC-178 130k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Douglass Van Dyke, USNRF7 November 1917
    02ENS Thomas Robins, Jr., USN1918
    03ENS Frederick A. Olsen, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1919)
    Retired as Lieutenant
    1918 - 15 June 1919
    04ENS Walter F. Zielinski, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)15 June 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-178
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