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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Cast - Nan

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-45, 1 March 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1933 to Rosamond F. Filkes of New York, NY as the freighter Perseverance
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1933 - 83 t.
  • Length 110'
    1933 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Max Draft 5' 8"
    1933 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1933 - 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-45 112k SC-220, SC-221 in foreground left to right (skipping the lefthand chasers that has no visible hull number), SC-46, SC-47, SC-45 and SC-323 in background left to right)
    Photo courtesy of Al Tilley
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-45 234k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan
    SC-45 122k Operating with a minesweeper, during the sweeping of the North Sea mine barrage, 1919
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 2505
    Mike Green
    SC-37 106k Docked at New York City, 24 November 1919, after returning from the North Sea mine fields. Present are SCs- 45, 47, 95, 207, 37, 354, 259, 272, 182 and 44
    Courtesy of BMC Charles E. McGonagle, USN (RET) 1967
    U.S. Navy photo NH 48928
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS William B. Connett, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918
    02ENS Patrick J. Ryan, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)Early 1919 - 9 August 1919
    03ENS Harold Pierce Underwood, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)9 August 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-45
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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