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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - George - Pup

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser

  • Laid down by the Elco Co., Bayonne, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-105, 9 November 1917
  • Sold 20 July 1921 to Henry A. Hitner Sons Co. of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1927 to the Ballard Fish and Oyster Co. of Norfolk, VA as the fishing boat E. M. Willis II
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
    1927 - 67 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 106'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1927 - 14.7'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1927 - 5.8'
  • Complement 26
    1927 - Three
  • 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-102 107k SC 102, SC 105 and SC 42 marked N-5, N-6 and N-2 respectively Subchaser Archives

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Leonard B. Crudon, USNRF1918
    02ENS Neil P. Overman, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-105
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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