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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


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

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in October 1917 by the Great Lakes Boat Building Co., Milwaukee, WI
  • Commissioned 20 October 1917
  • Served as part of the mine force in Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands and participated in the cleanup of the minefield following the war in 1919
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1935
  • Sold 8 November 1935 to J. R. Lawson of Messick, VA
  • Sold in 1937 for use as a fishing boat and named Sea Roamer
  • Acquired in 1948 by Abraham Yetman of New Jersey and renamed Katherine & Mary
  • Foundered 28 May 1955 off the coast of New Jersey.


  • 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-57, 231 & 328 107k Picture postcard published by the Asheville Postcard Co., Asheville, NC Paul Harig
    EM1/c, USS LCI 454, WWII
    SC-208 69k USS Panther, part of the Mine force in Kirkwall Harbor, Orkney Islands. Left-hand chaser is SC-328. Next to it is SC-208. Second from the right is SC-207 The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-38, 48, 181 & 328 103k USS Panther moored in Kirkwall Harbor, Orkney Islands, while supporting the North Sea mine barrage clearance operation in 1919. She has several trawlers and submarine chasers alongside. The latter include (from left to right, in outboard group off Panther's port side: SC-48, SC-328, SC-38 and SC-181
    Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken by DeLong, of USS Black Hawk, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919", page 33
    Donation of Chief Storekeeper Charles A. Free
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 99690
    Robert Hurst
    SC-328 87k Alongside a wharf at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, circa spring 1919
    Photograph from the album of Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Edward D. Porges. Donated by his daughter, Gail Porges Guggenheim, 2007
    U.S. Navy photo NH 104977
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Thomas A. McDonald, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-328
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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