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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


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

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Pup - George

Southern Sea call sign (1948):
William - Dog - Love - Queen

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-224, 27 October 1917
  • Sold 8 September 1936 to George Johnson of Baltimore, MD
  • Registered in 1948 to A. F. Amory of Hampton, VA as the fishing boat South Sea
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1948 - 75 t.
  • Length 110'
    1948 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1948 - 8.6'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1948 - Six
  • 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-224 78k 2 May 1918
    Brest, France
    Photo courtesy of Dan Treadwell
    National Archives photo RG-111-SC-13425
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-34 478k c. 1918
    Devonport, England
    Submarine chasers SC-226, SC-351, SC-224 in dry dock with an unidentified SC, SC-97 and SC-34 astern of them
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 1864
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Charles H. Phillips, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)27 October 1917
    02ENS Frank H. Johnson, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-224
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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