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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign (1919):
George - Tare - Love - Jig

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Nan - Sail

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by Alexander McDonald, Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, NY
  • Commissioned 1 December 1917
  • Sold 21 February 1927 to Osmond W. Boddlic of Miami, FL.
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-214 109k National Archives photo Dan Treadwell
    SC-214 115k 18 September 1926
    Blown ashore at Royal Palm Park, Miami, FL during the "Great Miami" hurricane
    Photo by News cameraman Ralph Earl
    Tom Martin
    SC-214 133k Photo taken from a Smithsonian TV Special Bill Farress
    SC-214 20k
    SC-214 35k

    Commanding Officers
    01Chief Boatswain John Louis Scheidemen, USN1924
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-214
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