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SC-55



Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Dog - Cast



Versa call sign (1927):
Mike - Dog - Roger - King

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-55, 3 November 1917
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1927 to John W. Tryon of Port Arthur, TX as the yacht Versa
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications

  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 79 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.9'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Three
  • 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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    SC-64 122k SC-64 underway in a New York area harbor, 1918. Ships in the immediate background are (from left to right): USS Bailey (Torpedo Boat No. 21); Tarantula (SP 124); USS Sabalo (SP-225); A Bagley class torpedo boat; and on the extreme right, USS SC-55
    U.S. Navy photo NH 59816
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Charles V. Hubbard, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-55
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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