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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Sail - Vice

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Vinyard Shipbuilding Co., Milford, DE
  • Commissioned 30 March 1918
  • Sold 3 February 1923 to the State of Florida
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • 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-144 154k Photographed during World War I
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 2690
    Mike Green
    SC-144 163k c. 1918
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 2691

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Earl F. Knipe, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-144
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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