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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Dog - Mike

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Eastern Shipyard Co., Greenport, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-245, 7 March 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA and named Sulise
  • Registered in 1927 to Cleaves and Pine of Gloucester, MA as the fishing boat Florence K
  • Registered in 1931 to the Central Wharf and Vessels Co. of Gloucester as the Cod fishing boat Florence K
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 79 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 - 12
    1931 - 14
  • 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-245 205k c. 1918
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42592
    Mike Green
    SC-245 129k 21 October 1919
    Rochester, NY
    Tied up at the Rochester Athletic Club's dock in Genesee Valley Park. She is taking part in a Navy recruiting drive. A sign hanging from the deckhouse reads, "Two year cruise in the Navy is a
    liberal education"
    Photo from the Albert R. Stone Negative Collection, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, NY
    Joe Radigan
    Lapwing 118k Review of the Atlantic Fleet Minesweeping Squadron, November 1919. Ships of the squadron anchored in the Hudson River, off New York City, while being reviewed by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels on 24 November 1919, following their return to the United States after taking part in clearing the North Sea mine barrage. Identifiable ships present include (left column, from front to rear): USS Turkey (Minesweeper No. 13); USS Quail (Minesweeper No. 15) with SC-354 alongside; USS Lark (Minesweeper No. 21) with SC-208 alongside; USS Swan (Minesweeper No. 34) with SC-356 alongside; and USS Flamingo (Minesweeper No. 32) with an unidentified submarine chaser alongside. (right column, from front to rear): USS Thrush (Minesweeper No. 18); Two unidentified minesweepers, one of which is probably USS Lapwing (Minesweeper No. 1); USS Kingfisher (Minesweeper No. 25); and, in no particular order, tugs Patapsco and Patuxent. USS SC-245 is at the far right, passing between the two anchored columns
    U.S. Navy photo NH 44904
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Grant D. Burruss, USNRF1918 - 1919
    02ENS Martin Maurice Weisman, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-245
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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