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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Boy - Love

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Newcomb Lifeboat Co., Hampton, VA
  • Commissioned 13 March 1918
  • Sold 11 May 1921 to the C. P. Comerford Co. of Lowell, MA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft (fl) 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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    SC-222 298k Original photo: Group of chasers, possibly at Brest, France. Left to right: SC 271, SC 164, SC 272, SC 343, SC 181, SC 222, SC 254, SC 356, SC 323, SC 206, SC 346. En route home or to post-war assignments. During the war all of these chasers served at Queenstown, Ireland (and most also served at Plymouth, England). After the war, half a dozen from this group went on to serve in the clearing of the North Sea mine barrage
    Replacement photo: c. 1918
    Group of chasers at Passage West, near Queenstown (Cobh), County Cork, Ireland
    Original photo: The Sub Chaser Archives
    Replacement photo: Paul O'Farrell
    SC-223 122k At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, on 2 April 1918. The subchasers present include, from left to right: SC-223, SC-221, SC-136, SC-331, SC-332, SC-222, SC-89 or SC-189, SC-134, SC-133, SC-138 (probably), SC-135, SC-91 or SC-191, and one boat whose number is not visible
    U.S. Navy photo NH 75528
    Naval Historical Center
    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
    Photo added 10 October 2020

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Fred W. Beckman, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)13 March 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-222
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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