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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Love - Watch

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-226, 24 December 1917
  • On 6 September 1918 a depth charge exploded and two engines were wrecked while operating with Unit 2 off Land's End, from Plymouth, England
  • She was towed to base at Plymouth, no casualties
  • Sold 20 July 1921 to Henry A. Hitner, Philadelphia, PA
  • Later sold (1925 or earlier) to A. P. Leonard of Georgetown, SC for use as a fishing boat
  • Registered in 1927 to Gar Wood of Algonac, MI as the Miscellaneous vessel By Gar
  • Registered in 1931 to H. C. Hannay of Detroit, MI as the yacht Mary Ann
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 89 t.
    1931 - 85 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.9'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - 10
  • Armament: One single 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts
    Removed center engine and shaft in 1927
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-226 62k Imperial War Museum photo
    Courtesy U.S. Warships of World War I
    Mike Green
    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

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Niels A. Johnson, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918 - 1919
    02ENS J. W. Watson, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-226
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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