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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Boy - Fox

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-212, 15 March 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1927 to the Menhaden Products Co. of Galveston, TX, c/o William Lewis Moody and Co. of Galveston as the fishing boat M. P. Co. No. 3
  • Registered in 1931 to E. E. Bailey of Houston, TX as the fishing boat M. P. Co. No. 3
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 98 t.
    1927 - 68 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 105'
  • Beam 17'
    1927 - 15'
  • Draft 6' 6"
    1927 - 7.2'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Two
  • Armament: One 3"/23 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-72, 111, 212, 270, 210, 165 & 211 243k "Boy" division of submarine chasers. In the harbor of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, January 1919. SCs present include: SC-111; SC-72; SC-212; SC-270; SC-210; SC-165;
    . Note "B" division markings on each ship's bow.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 91191
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG William J. Latta, Jr., USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-212
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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