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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign (1945):
Nan - Yoke - Roger - Jig


Call sign (1919):
George - Boy - Tare - King

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Love - Fox

Clara L. Hudgins call sign (1948):
William - Tare - How - Peter

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at F. M. Blount, Pensacola, FL
  • Commissioned USS SC-156, 30 October 1917
  • Registered in 1927 to P. J. Derieux of Tappahannock, VA as the freighter R. A. Lancaster out of Newport News, VA
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1942 and designated as a District Patrol Craft, YP-507
  • Struck from the Navy Register 29 July 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in January 1946 for disposal
  • Registered in 1947 to T. Lee Newton of West Point, VA as the fishing boat Clara L. Hudgins out of Norfolk, VA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 75 t.
    1933 - 78 t.
    1947 - 75 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.9'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.6'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Two
    1947 - Eight
  • 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
    1947 - One 180hp diesel engine, one shaft
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    SC-156 & SC-333 226k 26 January 1918
    Naval Aviation Training Station, Warrington Beach, Pensacola, FL
    SC-156 and SC-333 alongside a floating hangar built to house the DN-1, the Navy’s first airship
    U.S. Army Signal Corps photo 111-SC-2916 from the National Archives
    David Upton

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-156
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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