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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Mike - King

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Commissioned 19 November 1917 at New London, CT
  • Burned and sunk after an explosion 1 November 1919 west of the Azores.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • 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
    SC-94, 256, 225, 94, 227 & 151 499k c. November 1918
    Villefranche, France
    Photo from The Splinter Fleet of the Otranto Barrage by Ray MillHolland
    Tommy Trampp
    SC-256 67k 29 November 1918
    Lisbon, Portugal
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-95 92k Moored at Muirtown, Scotland near the Caledonian Canal, where they passed through the locks en route to the White Sea: SC 354 (hull letters BT), SC 95 (hull letters AS) and
    SC 256 (hull letters AR)
    G.S. Dole Collection
    SC-256 36k The Midnight Sun - Operating in Northern Waters with U.S. Naval Forces, Northern Russia, on May 22, 1919. Lieut. (JG) L.B. Hubbell in command
    SC-256 148k c. 1919
    Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment"
    Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Walter D. Kipp, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)19 November 1917 - 1918
    02LTJG Henry R. Dann, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918 - 1919
    03LTJG Louis B. Hubbell, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1919)1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-256
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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