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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Dog - Tare

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the Mathis Yacht Building C0., Camden, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-71, 28 March 1918
  • Used in connection with efforts to salvage the submarine S-5 (SS 110) which sank in September 1920
  • Sold 26 May 1921 to Henry A. Hitner Sons Co. of Philadelphia, PA
  • Sale to take effect when no longer required for salvage operations
  • Delivered to purchaser 19 September 1921
  • 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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    Sea Gull 224k Tied up with Submarine Chaser SC-71 at the Cape May Naval Base, Sewells Point, New Jersey, circa 1918. Ship in the background is a Coast Guard Cutter, probably USCGC Morrill. A Curtiss HS-2L seaplane is taxiing by
    U.S. Navy photos NH 42452, NH 42453 and NH 42454
    Naval Historical Center
    Sea Gull 180k
    Sea Gull 176k
    SC-71 154k c. 1918
    The two menhaden fishing boats in the background were probably part of the section patrol (SP)
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42584
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-71
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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