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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Dog - Boy

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

Chaika call sign (1933):
King - Love - Quack - Option

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-237, 7 March 1918
  • Sold 18 May 1923 to William Mattson of Baltimore, MD
  • Registered in 1933 to N. A. McCully of Charleston, SC as the yacht Chaika
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1933 - 81 t.
  • Length 110'
    1933 - 104'
  • Beam 14' 9"
    1933 - 14.7'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1933 - 9.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1933 - Five
  • 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-104 395k Inboard profile, inboard arrangement, deck plan, 110 foot U.S. submarine chaser
    U.S. Navy photo NH 83619
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01Boatswain Jesse F. Bird, USNRF? - 8 December 1958
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-237
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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