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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Have - Quack - Watch

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Item - Quack - Vice

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by Howard E. Wheeler, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned PC-440, 20 January 1919
  • Scrapped in August 1942.


  • Displacement 77 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 220shp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-440 34k c. 1940
    Annapolis, MD
    Schoolhouse Trading Post

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS James Joseph McDermott, USNRF20 January 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-440
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