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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - King - Watch

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by L. E. Fry and Co., Clayton, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-147, 13 December 1917
  • Sold 25 February 1922 to the Robey Tank Works of Chicago, IL
  • Registered in 1926 to Samuel S. Edwards of East Hampton, NY as the fishing boat Magdalene
  • Registered in 1931 to Sam Elstead of Juneau, AK as the miscellaneous vessel Magdalene
  • Registered in 1933 to Samuel S. Edwards of New York, NY as the fishing boat Magdalene
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
    1926 - 74 t.
  • Length 110'
    1926 - 105.7'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1926 - 15.9'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1926 - 8'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 17
    1926 - 10
    1931 - One
    1933 - Eight
    1935 - 18
  • 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-131 117k Subchaser's SC-216, SC-131 and SC-147 moored in the Mediterranean
    Photo from the New York Public Library
    Bill Gonyo

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Frank E. Karleson, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)13 December 1917
    02ENS William Romson, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-147
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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