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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - George - Nan

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser

  • Laid down by the Elco Co., Bayonne, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-104, 12 March 1918
  • Sold 22 December 1922 to George W. Gibbs, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL
  • Registered in 1926 to T. Murray of Jacksonville as the yacht Sea Bird
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
    1926 - 81 t.
  • Length 110'
    1926 - 103.8'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1926 - 15'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1926 - 7.8'
  • Complement 26
    1926 - Five
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • 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
    SC-104 395k Inboard profile, inboard arrangement, deck plan, 110 foot U.S. submarine chaser
    U.S. Navy photo NH 83619
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Lawrence J. Hirsch, USNRF1918
    02ENS William J. Keating, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-104
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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