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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Dog - King

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Quack - Fox

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in 1918 by the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Commissioned 8 April 1918 under the command of Ensign Robert L. Mills
  • Departed New London, Connecticut, on 13 May 1918, after being outfitted with submarine detectors and wireless telephones. She arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, five days later. On 11 July 1918, in the
    company of SC 247, she sighted a U-boat on her starboard side in a thick fog. At 3:40 p.m., she sighted a torpedo heading for a freight ship, which managed to avoid the torpedo. Pursuing the U-boat, she was able to get less than 35 yards away and then fired depth charges from the Y gun. One charge landed 10 yards in front of the periscope, which immediately disappeared. Five seconds later, a terrific explosion followed. It is not known whether the U-boat she destroyed was ever identified
  • Sold for scrap 11 May 1921 to the C. P. Comerford Co. of Lowell, MA.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-216, 225 & 41 245k c. 1921
    Dorchester Bay scrapyard
    SC-216, SC-225, SC-241, SC-41 and an unidentified subchaser awaiting scrapping
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
    Boston Public Library
    SC-225 & 241 306k c. 1921
    Dorchester Bay scrapyard
    SC-225 and SC-241 awaiting scrapping
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
    SC-241 & 244 335k c. 1921
    Dorchester Bay scrapyard
    SC-241 and SC-244 awaiting scrapping
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-241
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