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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - George - Easy


Call sign (1919):
George - Tare - Quack - Sail

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in 1918 by the Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, WI
  • Commissioned USS PC-330, 8 February 1918
  • Assigned to Division 12 of Submarine Chaser Squadron 4 for service overseas during World War I
  • Returning to the Western Hemisphere after the fighting ended, she was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for much of 1919 and then turned over to the Eighth Naval District to be laid up, probably in
    the vicinity of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • In mid-1920, when the Navy formally implemented its ship designation system, she became Submarine Chaser 330 (or S.C. 330), with the hull number PC-330, and was sent up the Mississippi River to
    begin some two decades as a Naval Reserve training vessel in the upper Midwest
  • Reclassified SC-330 in April 1943
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Navy Register 22 June 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 8 October 1946
  • 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
    Replaced by Hall Scott engines, three screws.

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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-64 62k SC-330, SC-412 and SC-64
    SC-330 103k Photo from "The Cinderellas of the Sea" by LTJG William Washburn Nutting, Construction Corps, USNRF Joe Radigan
    SC-330 74k En route across the Atlantic, circa September-October 1918
    Collection of George K. Beach, who was a crewmember of USS SC-331 at the time
    U.S. Navy photo NH 91189
    Naval Historical Center
    SC-356 88k In an Azores harbor with other ships of the U.S. and foreign navies, circa October 1918. The six subchasers in the left center of the view, with bows to the camera, are (from left to right): SC-223, SC-330, SC-180, SC-353, SC-331 and (probably) SC-356. Ships nested with them, to the right, include a "bird" type minesweeper and two converted yacht patrol vessels
    Collection of George K. Beach, who was a crewmember of USS SC-331 at the time
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99742
    SC-330 69k Underway in Midwestern waters, during the 1920s or 1930s. Sign on the building in the right distance reads: "Central Illinois Light Co."
    U.S. Navy photo NH 41996

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS McKim Hollins, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-330
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