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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Tare - Tare


Experimental Model Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 9 August 1939 by the American Car and Foundry Co., Wilmington, DE as one of three Submarine Chasers built in a design competition
  • Launched 14 March 1940
  • Commissioned PC-450, 6 May 1940
  • Reclassified SC-450 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Navy Register 11 October 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 9 May 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 96 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 15' 2"
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-450 169k c. 1939-1940 Ron Titus
    SC-450 188k Running trials Original photo: Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG J. M. Stuart, USNR1940
    02LTJG W. D. Lanier, Jr., USNR1942
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for SC-450
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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