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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Dog - Love

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in 1918 by the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-242, 8 April 1918
  • Sold 11 May 1921 to the C. P. Comerford Co., Lowell, MA
  • Registered in 1927 to Frank Scalli of Charlestown, MA as the fishing boat Mao IV
  • Registered in 1931 to Frederick W. Esterhill of Boston, MA as the Cod fishing boat Mao IV
  • Registered in 1933 to Nicholas J. Foley of Medford, MA as the Cod fishing boat Mao IV
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 78 t.
    1933 - 83 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 9"
    1927 - 15'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.1'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Eight
    1931 - Six
    1933 - Eight
  • 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-183 88k SC-183, SC-51 and SC-242 Maddie Hall

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS William Haack, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-242
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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