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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Watch - Quack

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Nan - Jig

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the General Shipbuilding and Aero Corp., Alexandria, VA
  • Commissioned USS SC-206, 25 April 1918
  • Sold 1 June 1921 to T. A. Parcels of New York, NY
  • Registered in 1927 to Benjamin Pine of Gloucester, MA as the fishing boat Lincoln
  • Registered in 1931 to Ray Adams of Gloucester as the Cod fishing boat Lincoln
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 79 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - 15
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Three 220bhp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-222 298k Original photo: Group of chasers, possibly at Brest, France. Left to right: SC 271, SC 164, SC 272, SC 343, SC 181, SC 222, SC 254, SC 356, SC 323, SC 206, SC 346. En route home or to post-war assignments. During the war all of these chasers served at Queenstown, Ireland (and most also served at Plymouth, England). After the war, half a dozen from this group went on to serve in the clearing of the North Sea mine barrage
    Replacement photo: c. 1918
    Group of chasers at Passage West, near Queenstown (Cobh), County Cork, Ireland
    Original photo: The Sub Chaser Archives
    Replacement photo: Paul O'Farrell
    SC-356 & 206 77k Photos from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan
    SC-206 65k
    SC-206 64k
    SC-206 159k
    SC-37 & 206 67k SC-37 shown after damaged by a mine explosion on 5 July 1919 while helping clear the North Sea mine barrage. SC-206 and an unidentified minesweeper [possibly Mallard, Minesweeper No. 44] are standing by. She was quickly repaired and was again damaged on 4 August 1919
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42580
    Mike Green
    SC-206, SC-207 & SC-208 71k c. 1919
    Newlyn, Cornwall, England
    Drying clothing and bedding after being out in a storm
    Tommy Trampp

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Clarence B. Pitt, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)25 April 1918 - 1919
    02ENS Martin Xavier Smith, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-206
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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