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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-127, 15 January 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Sold in 1924 to Elizabeth O. Douglas of Rowayton, CT, named Elizabeth Ann and operated as a ferry/mail boat between Newport and Block Island, RI and also from Stonington, CT to Point Judith, RI
    Her last trip was 3 March 1951
  • Registered in 1931 to Louis A. Round, Jr. of New London, CT as the miscellaneous vessel Elizabeth Ann
  • She burned at a dock in New London, CT.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 77 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.6'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 7.9'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Two
  • Armament: One single 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three Standard 220hp gasoline engines, three shafts
    Removed one main engine and shaft.

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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-127
    SC-127, SC-34 & SC-36 248k Moored inboard of SC-34 and SC-36
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-127 25k .
    SC-127 91k American troops in Fiume, Hungary, aboard a Yankee Submarine Chaser
    National Archives photo
    SC-124, SC-127 & SC-125 86k 1 February 1919
    Three Yankee Submarine Chasers docked in harbor of Fiume, Hungary attract attention of spectators on waterfront
    SC-127 is moored between SC-124 and SC-125
    National Archives photo
    Lizzie Ann
    SC-127 62k Leaving Block Island, RI Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Arthur C. Little, USNRF15 January 1918
    02LTJG Winfield S. Linn, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918 - April 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-127
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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