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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - King - Boy

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  • Commissioned USS SC-131, 19 January 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1927 to Joseph Viera of West Haven, CT as the fishing boat Wilkes-Barre
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
    1927 - 77 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 105.7'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1927 - 15.1'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1927 - 8.1'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 26
    1927 - Six
  • 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-131 117k Subchaser's SC-216, SC-131 and SC-147 moored in the Mediterranean
    Photo from the New York Public Library
    Bill Gonyo
    SC-131 152k 20 August 1919
    Steaming up Hudson River after winning SC race from Bermuda to New York
    National Archives photo
    Original photo: T. R. Treadwell, Splinter Fleet web site
    Replacement photo: Dan Treadwell
    SC-131 277k Photo from the 24 August 1919 edition of the New York Times Michael Mohl

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Joseph L. Day, USN1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-131
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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