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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Jig - Nan

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in 1917 by the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  • Commissioned USS SC-122, 21 October 1917
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Sold in 1927 to Frederick B. Wrege and named Effort III
  • Registered in 1933 to Henry Leo Wrege of New York, NY as the passenger vessel Effort III, ex-Hiram Abif
  • Sold in 1949 to James Carves of Perth Amboy, NJ and renamed Belboy III
  • Scrapped in 1957.


  • Displacement 99 t.
    1933 - 80 t.
  • Length 110'
    1933 - 104.3'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1933 - 14.9'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1933 - 8.3'
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 17
    1933 - One
  • Armament: One 3"/23 mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector (Y-gun)
  • Propulsion: Three Hall Scott gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Fishing Boat Effort III
    SC-122 90k c. 1935
    Brooklyn, NY
    Seen here as the Effort III
    Mel's Place
    SC-122 59k c. 1938
    SC-122 75k c. 1939
    Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY
    Seen here as the Effort III
    SC-122 70k c. 1939
    Whitby II, ex-SC-168 and Effort III

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Samuel B. Haskel, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-122
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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