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NRPS Patrol No. 4



Call sign:
Cast - George - Pup - Nan

ex-USS SC-48



Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Cast - Rush

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned 27 March 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Acquired in 1925 by Clarence V. Fix of Grand Island, NY for use as a rum runner and named Stumble Inn 1
  • Seized in 1925 by the Canadian government, assigned to the National Revenue Preventive Service and renamed NRPS Patrol Boat No. 4
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Max Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • 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-48 86k Chasers in dry-dock, Devonport, England
    Left front is SC 259, middle front is SC 48, right rear is SC 354
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-48, 164, 208 & 356 160k C. 1919
    Inverness, Scotland
    Photo from "Cinderellas of the Fleet" by LTJG William Washburn Nutting, Construction Corps, USNRF
    Joe Radigan
    SC-48 234k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment
    SC-37, 38, 181, 208, 182 & 272 103k USS Panther moored in Kirkwall Harbor, Orkney Islands, while supporting the North Sea mine barrage clearance operation in 1919. She has several trawlers and submarine chasers alongside. The latter include (from left to right, in outboard group off Panther's port side: SC-48, SC-328, SC-38 and SC-181
    Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken by DeLong, of USS Black Hawk, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919", page 33
    Donation of Chief Storekeeper Charles A. Free
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 99690
    Robert Hurst
    Photo added 29 November 2020

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS George F. Broderick, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-48
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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