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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - William - Dog


Call sign:
George - Tare - Love - Cast

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Commissioned USS SC-151, 14 December 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Converted to a party fishing boat and named Usona
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1942 and converted for use as a District Patrol Craft, YP-191
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission in June 1946
  • Sold to Captain Fred Schmahl of New York, reconverted to a fishing boat and renamed Sea Queen III
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-151
    SC-151 92k Subchaser [SC-151] used for towing lighters at Spalato, Yugoslavia for USS Jason [Collier No. 12]
    SC-151 48k Off Ponta Delgada, Azores The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-94, 256, 225, 94, 227 & 151 499k c. November 1918
    Villefranche, France
    Photo from The Splinter Fleet of the Otranto Barrage by Ray MillHolland
    Tommy Trampp
    SC-151 246k c. 1936
    Bronx, New York
    Seen here heading up the East River as she approaches the Harlem River off Hallets Point. The Triborough Bridge and the Hell Gate Railroad Bridge can be seen in the background. At the time, the "USONA" was skippered by Captain Albert Schneider and Captain John Schramn. USONA is an acronym of the United States of North America, a 19th-century name for the United States of America
    Mel's Place
    Sea Queen III
    SC-151 113k c. 1952
    New York
    Mel's Place
    SC-151 131k

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Millard E. Allen, USNRF - Awarded the Navy CrossDecember 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-151
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