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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Quack - Rush

Siwash III call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Vice - Pup

Siwash III call sign (1926):
Mike - Dog - Watch - Pup

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in October 1917 by the Great Lakes Boat Building Corp., Milwaukee, WI
  • Commissioned USS SC-329, 20 October 1917
  • Assigned to Unit 12 in 1919 at Plymouth, England and reassigned to Queensland, Ireland
  • Sold 25 September 1922 to the Charles A. Schieren Co. of New York, NY for use as a yacht
  • Named Siwash III in 1923
  • Registered in 1926 to the United Fruit Co. of New York as the yacht Siwash III
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1926 - 89 t.
  • Length 110'
    1926 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1926 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1926 - Two
  • 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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    SC-178 & 329 116k USS Arethusa [AO 7] fueling submarine chasers during an Atlantic crossing in mid-1918. The photo is from a scrapbook created by George Graham Smith of USS SC-254 that was broken up and sold on Ebay. Submarine chasers pictured are SC-178 and SC-329. The group left New London on 28 June 1918 and after stopping at Bermuda on 2-7 July and at Ponta Delgada [Azores] on 20-27 July arrived at Brest [France] on 5 August, Plymouth [England] on 11 August, and their initial duty station at Queenstown [Ireland] on 21 August. Arethusa probably escorted the group from New London to the Azores
    Photo from Shipscribe website
    Mike Green
    SC-178 289k Sub Chasers docked in Holyhead, Wales, celebrating Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. Identifiable here, are SC-178, SC-254 and SC-329
    Photo from National Archives Collection Catalog UA 43.05.01
    SC-45 234k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Frank Trevor Hogg, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)20 October 1917
    02ENS James E. Hollyday, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1919)1919 - 22 June 1919
    03Boatswain (Later LT) Albert Speaker, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1919)22 June 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-329
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