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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - George - Tare

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser

  • Laid down at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC
  • Commissioned USS SC-109, 12 February 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph A. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1926 to Albert Lopes of New Bedford, MA as the fishing boat Albatross
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
    1926 - 83 t.
  • Length 110'
    1926 - 104.4'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1926 - 14.9'
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • 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

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-109
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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