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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Sail - Quack

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - King - Jig

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  • Commissioned USS SC-136, 19 March 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1931 to Harry Neenan of Philadelphia, PA as the yacht Nomad
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1931 - 75 t.
  • Length 110'
    1931 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1931 - 8.6'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1931 - Five
  • 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-136 99k Photo from "The Cinderellas of the Fleet" by LTJG William Washburn Nutting, Construction Corps, USNRF Joe Radigan
    SC-223 122k At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, on 2 April 1918. The subchasers present include, from left to right: SC-223, SC-221, SC-136, SC-331, SC-332, SC-222, SC-89 or SC-189, SC-134,
    SC-133, SC-138
    (probably), SC-135, SC-91 or SC-191, and one boat whose number is not visible.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 75528
    Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-136
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