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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Boy - Boy

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Naval Station New Orleans, LA
  • Commissioned SC-1, 1 October 1917
  • Sold 20 July 1921 to Henry A. Hitner and Sons of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1926 to Alvina Isola of Hoboken, NJ as the passenger boat Reliable
  • Registered in 1927 to August T. Pisarro of New York, NY as the passenger boat Reliable
  • Sold to Edward Baletti of Hoboken, NJ
  • Sold to Percy Black of Hoboken
  • Acquired by S. B. Stuart of Lubec, ME and renamed Tonawanda
  • Registered in 1931 to Alvina Baletti of Hoboken, as the passenger vessel Reliable
  • Registered in 1933 to Anna Black of Elizabeth, NJ as the passenger vessel Reliable
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1926 - 79 t.
  • Length 110'
    1926 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1926 - 14.9'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1926 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1926 - Four
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three Standard 220hp gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    SC-1 67k U.S. Submarine Chasers SC-1, SC-345, and SC-344 tied up at a buoy at Salcombe, England during the First World War
    Original photo from the collection of Peter K. Connolly. Loaned by Mr. William H. Davis in 1977
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 64971
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1 124k Outboard of SC-4 Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Joseph Stephen Simmons, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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