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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Pup - Quack

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned 4 May 1918
  • Decommissioned 22 April 1919 at the Mare Island Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA
  • Sold 25 September 1922 to M. Levin and Sons of San Francisco, CA
  • Towed from Mare Island 28 November 1922
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • 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-288 195k Line drawings by A. D. Baker, III from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    SC-288 122k
    SC-303 86k Moored alongside unidentified subchasers. The ship in the background with "7" on her stack is believed to be the minesweeper Oriole (AM 7) Darryl L. Baker

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Carlton D. Dethlefsen, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-303
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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