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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Boy - Jig

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Pup - Boy

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in 1917 by the Newcomb Lifeboat Co., Hampton, VA
  • Commissioned USS SC-220, 13 March 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1927 to John H. Siegle of South Boston, MA as the fishing boat Eleanor
  • Registered in 1931 to the Amsterdam Fish Co. of Amsterdam, NY as the fishing boat Eleanor
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 81 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 9"
    1927 - 15'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.1'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - 14
  • 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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    SC-45 112k SC-220, SC-221 in foreground left to right (skipping the lefthand chasers that has no visible hull number), SC-46,
    SC-47, SC-45
    and SC-323 in background left to right)
    Photo courtesy of Al Tilley
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    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-91 73k c. 1919
    SC-221, SC-222, SC-323, SC-325, SC-220 and SC-91
    SC-120 897k At the Quartermasters Terminal, Boston, Massachusetts, on 23 May 1919, after their arrival from overseas. Many of these SCs are flying long Homeward Bound pennants. The group at left includes (from left): SC-120, SC-130, and six other subchasers. The four subchasers at right are (from inboard to outboard): unidentified SC, SC-220, SC-34
    and SC-222
    Panoramic photograph by the F.A. George Photo Company, 680 Mass. Ave., Boston
    Donation of Gwyndolyn Towles, April 2007
    U.S. Navy photo NH 105181
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Harold A. White, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)13 March 1918
    02ENS Francis J. Rogers, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-220
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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