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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Love - Mike

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by Alexander McDonald, Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, NY
  • Commissioned 14 February 1918
  • Sold 11 May 1921 to C. P. Comeford of Lowell, MA
  • Scrapped in 1921 at Dorchester Bay, MA.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220bhp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-216
    SC-77 48k Group of chasers in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo shows, left to right: SC 81, SC 216, SC 344 and SC 77.
    The G. S. Dole Collection
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-131 117k Subchaser's SC-216; SC-131; and SC-147 moored in the Mediterranean
    Photo from the New York Public Library
    Bill Gonyo
    SC-216, 225 & 41 245k c. 1921
    Dorchester Bay scrapyard
    SC-216, SC-225, SC-241, SC-41 and an unidentified subchaser awaiting scrapping
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
    Boston Public Library

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Frederick Simonds Whitlock, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)25 August 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-216
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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