Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Submarine Chaser Photo Archive

SC-50



Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Cast - Tare



Shirley call sign (1927):
Mike - Dog - Quack - Love

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-50, 19 April 1918
  • Served in the 3rd Naval District
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1927 to E. A. Woodward of Minneapolis, MN as the yacht Shirley
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 99 t.
    1927 - 79 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1927 - 14.9'
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Eight
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Complement 26
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    SC-50 196k Shown after a collision with a Section Patrol craft. SC-292 was the first vessel to reach her and assist
    Photo from the collection of William B. May, Commanding Officer of SC-292 courtesy of his daughter Penny Thompson
    Penny Thompson

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-50
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Back to the Main Photo Index Back to the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Index Back to the 110' Submarine Chaser (SC) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History