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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign (1919):
George - Cast - Fox - Sail

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Vice - Jig

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by Kyle and Purdy, City Island, NY
  • Commissioned 13 December 1917
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • 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 screws.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-104 395k Inboard profile, inboard arrangement, deck plan, 110 foot U.S. submarine chaser
    U.S. Navy photo NH 83619
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    SC-324 33k Leaving Venice, 2 March 1919. A French Battleship and Lions of St. Marks in back-ground. From the collection of Walter Allan McLerie Karyn Sinunu-Towery
    SC-324 92k 3 crew members of SC 324 (collection owner is right sailor) flanked by 2 soldiers, one who appears to be injured. From the collection of Walter Allan McLerie Karyn Sinunu-Towery
    SC-227 & 324 105k SC-324 and SC-227 Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Clifford W. Eshom, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-324
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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