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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Mike - Cast

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Eastern Shipyard Co., Greenport, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-244, 10 December 1917
  • Sold 11 May 1921 to the C. P. Comerford Co., Lowell, MA and scheduled to be scrapped at Dorchester Bay, MA
  • Registered in 1927 to Vincent Claramitaro of Boston, MA as the fishing boat Hoop-La
  • Registered in 1931 to Joseph Cottone of Boston, as the fishing boat Hoop-La
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 80 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 9"
    1927 - 15'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.1'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
    1927 - Six
    1931 - 12
  • 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.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-244
    SC-244 199k Newport, RI
    Froze in refuge harbor
    Brian Miller
    SC-244 109k Newport, RI
    The whole crew
    SC-77 66k A group of chasers in Villefranche, France. Left to right (not including the leftmost vessel, the hull number of which is obscured): SC 77, SC 92, SC 93, SC 244, SC 81, SC 80,
    and SC 130
    The G. S. Dole Collection
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-244 60k c. 1918
    Corfu, Greece
    SC-41, 244 & 225 175k Uncle Sam's first submarine chasers scheduled to be scrapped at Dorchester boat yard. Among them are SC-41, SC-244 and SC-225
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
    Boston Public Library
    SC-241 & 244 335k c. 1921
    Dorchester Bay scrapyard
    SC-241 and SC-244 awaiting scrapping
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Paul W. Boness, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)10 December 1917 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-244
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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