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SC-181



Call sign:
George - Boy - Vice - Cast

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the International Shipbuilding and Marine Engine Co., Upper Nyack, NY
  • Commissioned 27 April 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30-cal machine guns and one depth charge projetor "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    SC-222 298k Original photo: Group of chasers, possibly at Brest, France. Left to right: SC 271, SC 164, SC 272, SC 343, SC 181, SC 222, SC 254, SC 356, SC 323, SC 206, SC 346. En route home or to post-war assignements. During the war all of these chasers served at Queenstown, Ireland (and most also served at Plymouth, England). After the war, half a dozen from this group went on to serve in the clearing of the North Sea mine barrage
    Replacement photo: c. 1918
    Group of chasers at Passage West, near Queenstown (Cobh), County Cork, Ireland
    Original photo: The Sub Chaser Archives
    Replacement photo: Paul O'Farrell
    SC-38, 48, 181 & 328 103k USS Panther moored in Kirkwall Harbor, Orkney Islands, while supporting the North Sea mine barrage clearance operation in 1919. She has several trawlers and submarine chasers alongside. The latter include (from left to right, in outboard group off Panther's port side: SC-48, SC-328, SC-38 and SC-181
    Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken by DeLong, of USS Black Hawk, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919", page 33
    Donation of Chief Storekeeper Charles A. Free
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 99690
    Robert Hurst
    SC-37, 38, 181, 208, 182 & 272 112k USS Panther full-dressed on 4 July 1919 at Kirkwall, Scotland, tending subchasers and trawlers helping to sweep the North Sea Mine Barrage. She took over this duty from USS Black Hawk which continued to support the force's minesweepers. Her four 3" guns are located on deck foward of the foremast and near the stern. The subchasers alongside are SC-37, 38, 181, and 208 (in the after nest) and SC-182, 272, and either 45 or 95 (forward)
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 40049
    Mike Green
    SC-181 61k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan
    SC-46 345k

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Roland W. Lupton, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)27 April 1918 - 1919
    02ENS Harry E. Betzig, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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