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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Sail - Watch

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works, Dubuque, IA
  • Commissioned USS SC-149, 15 January 1918
  • Struck from the Naval Register in late 1919
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Sold to Thomas Teasedale of New Jersey and used as a fishing vessel and sometimes "Rum Runner"
  • Registered in 1927 to Albert Lopes of New Bedford, MA as the fishing boat Albatross
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 83 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.4'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.9'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.1'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-149 119k Belford Creek, NJ Frank Applegate

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Thomas Burns, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-149
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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