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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Love - Yoke


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - George - King

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser

  • Laid down in 1917 by the Elco Co., Bayonne, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-101, 2 March 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1927 to Thomas L. Schmeelk of New York, NY as the passenger vessel Fidus
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1942 and classified as a District Patrol Craft, YP-180
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in August 1945 for disposal
  • Acquired by Steve Wischerth of Brooklyn, NY and renamed Fidus
  • Registered in 1933 to Philip Wright of New York, NY as the passenger vessel Fidus
  • Sold to Lester Baletti of Hoboken, NJ and renamed Palace II
  • Sold to Tony Barbato and renamed Whitby III
  • Scrapped in 1971.


  • Displacement 99 t.
    1927 - 78 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1927 - 14.9'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1927 - 8.3'
  • Speed 17 kts.
    1942 - 10 kts.
  • Complement 26
    1927 - Five
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    FV Fidus
    SC-101 90k Mel's Place
    FV Whitby III
    SC-101 76k Mel's Place
    SC-101 83k
    SC-101 148k
    SC-101 150k c. 1951
    Brooklyn, NY

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS William F. Lally, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-101
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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