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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Love - Pup

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

Hiwal call sign (1948):
Able - Yoke - Easy - How

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Newcomb Lifeboat Co., Hampton, VA
  • Commissioned 9 February 1918
  • Sold 21 July 1921 to Henry A. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1948 to William J. Kleb of Greenport, NY as the fishing boat Hiwal
  • Sold to British owner and retained name
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1948 - 80 t.
  • Length 110'
    1948 - 104.3'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1948 - 14.9'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1948 - 8.6'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 17
    1948 - Four
  • 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
    SC-218 104k Running trials in 1918
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 57977
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Edward Macnoll Fenner, USNRF1918
    02ENS Samuel J. Waddell, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-218
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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