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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Dog - Mike

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned 11 May 1918 and assigned to the Second and Third Naval Districts, and late in the war was assigned to overseas duty, arriving the Azores the day after the Armistice was signed. SC 62
    made the return journey, and arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on 17 January 1919
  • Sold 6 March 1922 to C. F. W. Moller of Christiansted, Saint Croix, Virgin Islands
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    SC-62 115k T. Woofenden Collection The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-62, 223 & 251 81k St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
    SC 62, SC 223, SC 251 and an unidentified SC alongside USS Chestnut Hill (ID 2526)
    T.Woofenden Collection

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Elmer W. Sweetland, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-62
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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