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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Vice - Dog

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Love - Zed

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the International Shipbuilding and Marine Engine Co., Upper Nyack, NY
  • Commissioned 6 April 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G.Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • 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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    SC-182 275k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan
    SC-40 113k In a North Sea port, probably Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, during the the North Sea mine barrage clearance operation in 1919. These subchasers are, from left to right: SC-356, SC-182,
    SC-40, SC-272, SC-178
    and one SC with a number "20-" that can not be completely made out. Halftone reproduction, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919", page 144.
    Donation of Chief Storekeeper Charles A. Free
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99791
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 14 July 2021
    SC-37, 38, 181, 208, 182 & 272 112k USS Panther full-dressed on 4 July 1919 at Kirkwall, Scotland, tending subchasers and trawlers helping to sweep the North Sea Mine Barrage. She took over this duty from USS Black Hawk which continued to support the force's minesweepers. Her four 3" guns are located on deck forward of the foremast and near the stern. The subchasers alongside are SC-37, 38, 181, and 208 (in the after nest) and SC-182, 272, and either 45 or 95 (forward)
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 40049
    Mike Green
    SC-182 219k In a U.S. East Coast port after her return from European waters, 21 November 1919. She served in the North Seas Minesweeping Force. Note her long 'homeward bound' pennant
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 43011
    SC-182 225k East shore, Cold Spring Harbor, New York James Garside
    SC-37 106k Docked at New York City, 24 November 1919, after returning from the North Sea mine fields. Present are SCs- 45, 47, 95, 207, 37, 354, 259, 272, 182 and 44
    Courtesy of BMC Charles E. McGonagle, USN (RET) 1967
    U.S. Navy photo NH 48928
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Charles R. Taylor, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918 - 1919
    02LTJG E. G. Hildener, USNRF1919 - 30 June 1919
    03ENS Lauren D. Hart, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1919)30 June 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-182
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