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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Boy - Watch - Rush

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the General Shipbuilding and Aero Corp., Alexandria, VA
  • Commissioned USS SC-207, 26 April 1918
  • Sold 21 April 1920 to the Tebo Yacht Basin Co. of Brooklyn, NY
  • Registered in 1927 to Martin H. Ryan of New York, NY as the yacht Mary E. Gully and used as a "Rum Runner"
  • Abandoned in 1928.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 80 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1920 - Five
  • 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-208 69k Part of the Mine force in Kirkwall. Left-hand chaser is SC-328. Next to it is SC-208. Second from the right is SC-207 The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-207 153k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan
    SC-207 128k Underway, off Inverness, Scotland in 1919
    U.S. Navy photo NH 44905
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    SC-207 172k c. 1919
    In the Caledonian Canal that connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast at Corpach near Fort William, Scotland
    Jay Milewski
    SC-207 197k
    SC-206, SC-207 & SC-208 71k c. 1919
    Newlyn, Cornwall, England
    Drying clothing and bedding after being out in a storm
    Tommy Trampp
    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 Thomas A. Maxwell, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)26 April 1918 - 1919
    02LT Robert Semple, USN - Awarded the Medal of Honor (1914) and the Navy Cross (1920)1919 - 15 June 1919
    03LTJG George Francis Mentz, USN - USNA Class of 1909
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) and the Legion of Merit (1943) - Retired as Rear Admiral
    15 June 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-207
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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