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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Dog - Fox

Viking call sign (1948):
William - Tare - Roger - Peter

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-57, 6 May 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 3 January 1935
  • Sold 12 December 1935 to J. R. Lamson of Massick, VA
  • Registered in 1948 to the Cold Spring Fish and Supply Co. of Cape May, NJ as the fishing boat Viking
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1948 - 79 t.
  • Length 110'
    1948 - 104.5'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1948 - 7.9'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1948 - Nine
  • Armament: One 3"/24 Mark 15 Davis recoilless Davis gun, 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-57 119k Photo from The United States in the World War (Russell & Moore, 1921) Joe Radigan
    SC-57 116k National Archives photos Dan Treadwell
    SC-57 61k

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Bertram Berger, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-57
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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