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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign (1919):
George - Boy - Vice - Mike

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Mike - Jig

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the International Shipbuilding and Marine Engine Co., Upper Nyack, NY
  • Commissioned 13 March 1918
  • Loaned to the Marine Corps at Quantico, VA
  • Struck from the Navy Register 2 July 1924 and scrapped.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • 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-188 72k Photo from "The Cinderellas of the Fleet" by LTJG William Washburn Nutting, Construction Corps, USNRF Joe Radigan
    Miramar 179k Miramar (SP 591) underway in the Delaware Bay region. SC-188, SC-234, and an unidentified SC along with some requisitioned menhaden fishing boats are in
    the background
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42545 by A. E. Gaynor
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Lewis C. Adair, USNRF1918
    02ENS James Overby Pearson, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-188
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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