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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Love - Mike

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by Alexander McDonald, Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-216, 14 February 1918
  • Sold for scrap 11 May 1921 to C. P. Comeford of Lowell, MA
  • Registered in 1931 to Eugene Marino of Boston, MA as the fishing boat Santina D
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1931 80 t.
  • Length 110'
    1931 - 104.6'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1931 - 15.3'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1931 - 8.1'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 17
    1931 - 12
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220bhp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-216
    SC-77 48k Group of chasers in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo shows, left to right: SC 81, SC 216, SC 344 and SC 77
    The G. S. Dole Collection
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-131 117k Subchaser's SC-216; SC-131; and SC-147 moored in the Mediterranean
    Photo from the New York Public Library
    Bill Gonyo
    SC-252 409k c. 1918
    Ponta Delgada, Azores
    U.S. Navy submarine chasers in the harbor, seen from the south. Present are: SC-337, SC-125, SC-325, SC-349, SC-252, SC-323, SC-216, SC-220, SC-346, SC-345, SC-221, SC-87 and others
    Postcard photo. Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN, (Ret), 1983
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95227
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 9 November 2020
    SC-216, 225 & 41 245k c. 1921
    Dorchester Bay scrapyard
    SC-216, SC-225, SC-241, SC-41 and an unidentified subchaser awaiting scrapping
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
    Boston Public Library
    SC-216 & 225 145k c. 1921
    Dorchester Bay scrapyard
    SC-216, SC-225 and an unidentified subchaser awaiting scrapping
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Frederick Simonds Whitlock, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)25 August 1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-216
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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