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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Dog - Rush

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Quack - Quack

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Camden Anchor-Rockland Machine Co., Camden, ME
  • Commissioned 29 December 1917
  • Sold 19 May 1923 to John N.Hampton of San Francisco, CA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • 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-62, 223 & 251 83k St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
    SC 62, SC 223, SC 251 and an unidentified SC alongside Chestnut Hill (ID 2562)
    T. Woofenden Collection
    The Sub Chaser Archives

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Adolph H. Bamberger, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-251
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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