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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Boy - Cast

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Naval Station New Orleans, LA
  • Commissioned US SC-2, 8 January 1918 and assigned to the Special Hunting Squadron, USS Salem [Scout Cruiser No. 3] Group, against German submarines in the Gulf of Mexico, and was based at Key
    West, Florida
  • Registered in 1927 to the Lurline Fishing and Hunting Club of New Orleans as the yacht Lurline
  • Sold 29 October 1930 to the city of New Orleans
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 105'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.7'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.7'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Five
  • Armament: One single 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-2 67k Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 43601 Joe Radigan
    SC-2 & 3 124k Inboard of SC-3 at Cape Girardeau, MO
    SC-2 & 3 124k

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Isador A. Nordstrom, USNR - Awarded the Medal of Honor (1906)1918
    02ENS Earl A. Mitchell, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-2
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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