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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Jig - Mike

Robert E call sign (1948):
William - Easy - Sugar - Fox

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser

  • Laid down at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  • Commissioned USS SC-121, 16 October 1917
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1931 to Edwards Brothers and Co. of East Hampton, Long Island, NY as the fishing boat Robert E
  • Registered in 1933 to J. R. Lawson, Jr. of Messick, VA as the fishing boat Sea Rambler
  • Registered in 1948 to Richard L. Edwards of East Hampton, NY as the fishing boat Robert E
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
    1931 - 76 t.
  • Length 110'
    1931 - 104.3'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1931 - 14.9'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1931 - 8.3'
    1933 - 8.9'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 26
    1931 - 25
    1933 - Five
    1948 - 26
  • 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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    SC-129 173k Subchaser Archives

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Alfred P. Lund, USNR1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-121
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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