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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - King - George

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  • Commissioned USS SC-135, 13 March 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1927 to the Menhaden Products Co. of Galveston, TX, c/o William Lewis Moody and Co. of Galveston as the fishing boat M. P. Co. No. 2
  • Registered in 1931 to E. E. Bailey of Houston, TX as the freighter M. P. Co. No. 2
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
    1927 - 77 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 105'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1927 - 15'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1927 - 7.2'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 26
    1927 - Two
  • 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-125 293k 1 February 1918
    Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
    Moored inboard of SC-125, during her fitting out. The cruiser Montgomery (C 9) is in the background with her starboard side showing a circular Dazzle camouflage pattern that was completely different than her port side
    National Archives photo
    Tracy White
    SC-135 203k Arethusa (AO 7) refuels subchasers, SC-135, the French C-14, ex-SC-370, and C-28, ex-SC-388, at sea in a moderate gale, 1918
    U. S. Navy photo NH 42568
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Robert J. Mann, USNRF1918
    02LTJG John O. MacIntosh, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-135
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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