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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Fox - George

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the Hiltebrant Dry Dock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Commissioned 18 December 1917
  • Sank 6 August 1920 near Charleston, SC
  • Wreck sold 7 September 1920 to the Marine Contracting Co. of Charleston.


  • 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-35, SC-81, SC-258, SC-137 & SC-41 365k “Cinderellas of the Fleet”- over 400 of these sub-chasers were built during the war. Manned mostly by American college men, they were intended primarily to guard the home shores. Many were sent across where they served effectively against the submarines.”
    SC-35 in the left foreground with SC-81 and SC-258 astern and SC-137 is on the right with SC-41 astern
    Photo from the publication “Forward Ho!” published by Disabled American Veterans Of The World War, 1917
    Jim Geldert
    SC-77 48k Group of chasers in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo shows, left to right: SC 81, SC 216, SC 344 and SC 77
    The G. S. Dole Collection
    The Sub Chaser Archives

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Stephen J. Tydeman, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-81
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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