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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Mike - Pup

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Rush - Dog

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Commissioned 15 December 1917 at the Boston Navy Yard
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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-48 86k Chasers in dry-dock, Devonport, England
    Left front is SC 259, middle front is SC 48, right rear is SC 354
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-95 & SC-259 324k c. 1919
    Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment"
    Joe Radigan
    SC-259 44k c. 1919
    Coming alongside USS Tanager, Minesweeper No. 5 during the North Sea Mine Barrage clearance operation
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    SC-37 106k Docked at New York City, 24 November 1919, after returning from the North Sea mine fields. Present are SCs- 45, 47, 95, 207, 37, 354, 259, 272, 182 and 44
    Courtesy of BMC Charles E. McGonagle, USN (RET) 1967
    U.S. Navy photo NH 48928
    Photo added 11 April 2021

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Gregoire Francois Joseph Labelle, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1919) - Retired as Lieutenant15 December 1917 - 18 July 1919
    02ENS Hugh L. Cobb, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1919)18 July 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-259
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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