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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - King - Rush

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

Junior Annapolis II call sign (1931):
Mike - Jig - Baker - Tare

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by Hodgdon Brothers, East Boothbay, ME
  • Commissioned USS SC-137, 14 December 1917
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1931 to Ernest LeRoy Paugh of Mariners Harbor, NY as the yacht Junior Annapolis II
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
    79 t.
  • Length 110'
    1931 - 104.3'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1931 - 14.9'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1931 - 8.3'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 17
    1931 - Four
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30-cal machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220shp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    SC-35 365k “Cinderellas of the Fleet”- over 400 of these sub-chasers were built during the war. Manned mostly by American college men, they were intended primarily to guard the home shores. Many were sent across where they served effectively against the submarines.”
    SC-35 in the left foreground with SC-81 and SC-258 astern and SC-137 is on the right with SC-41 astern
    Photo from the publication “Forward Ho!” published by Disabled American Veterans Of The World War, 1917
    Jim Geldert
    SC-99 84k Underway in New York Harbor on 20 August 1919, upon their return from overseas service. The subchasers at left are SC-99 and SC-227. The three in the middle are (in closest column) SC-98 and SC-137, with SC-271 in the farther column. Ships at right can not be identified.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 83623
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Ashley D. Adams, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)14 December 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-137
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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