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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Dog - Pup

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-64, 16 May 1918 and assigned to the Second Naval District and Third Naval Districts
  • Assigned in 1939 to the U.S. Naval Training Station Great Lakes, Illinois as a Naval Reserve Training vessel
  • Converted to a Water Barge 30 November 1942 and reclassified YW-97
  • Sold 11 March 1943
  • Acquired in 1945 by John J. Vadala of Gloucester, MA for use as a fishing boat and named Santo Antonino
  • Acquired in 1954 by Arthur Siegel of Philadelphia, PA
  • Foundered 10 September 1955 in Ipswich Bay off Braces Cove, approximately 7 miles from Gloucester.


  • 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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    SC-64 122k 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 USS SC-55
    U.S. Navy photo NH 59816
    Naval Historical Center
    SC-64 145k c. 1926
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42583
    Mike Green
    SC-64 60k c. 1930s
    SC-330, SC-412 and SC-64
    Joe Radigan
    SC-64 46k c. 1930s
    SC-432, SC-64 and SC-412 at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL
    SC-64 100k c. 1933
    Mackinac Island, MI
    Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Ivan Maurice Perkins, USNRF1918
    02ENS Harold Clark Thompson, USNRF16 May 1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-64
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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