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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Boy - Dog

Blue Ridge call sign (1921):
Mike - Charlie - Nan - Tare

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Naval Station New Orleans, LA
  • Commissioned 30 October 1917
  • Assigned 23 January 1918 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
  • Sold 4 October 1920 to Cuba Products Co. of New Orleans
  • Acquired in 1921 by John J. Ryan of New Orleans and named Blue Ridge
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Max Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27 (1921 - 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 & 3 90k Charleston, SC
    Photo from the collection of subchaser crewman Benjamin Lihue (Hugh) Gray. Thanks to his grandson, Gary McGraw
    The Subchaser Archives
    SC-2 172k Original photo: Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42544
    Replacement photo: Alongside the decommissioned cruiser Cincinnati (C-7) at New Orleans between April 1919 and April 1920. The cruiser still has its World War I camouflage, but its funnels have been removed
    Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Henry R. Alker, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-3
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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