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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Quack - Watch

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Xray - Boy

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by L. E. Fry and Co., Clayton, NY
  • Commissioned 24 December 1917
  • Decommissioned 2 August 1919 at Charleston, SC
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner, 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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    Commander 75k In an icy harbor, probably in the New York City area, on 31 December 1917. USS Commander (SP 1247) is tied up alongside and a Pittsburgh class armored cruiser is partially visible in the immediate background
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100873
    Naval Historical Center
    SC-252 409k c. 1918
    Ponta Delgada, Azores
    U.S. Navy submarine chasers in the harbor, seen from the south. Present are: SC-337, SC-125, SC-325, SC-349, SC-252, SC-323, SC-216, SC-220, SC-346, SC-345,
    SC-221, SC-87
    and others
    Postcard photo. Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN, (Ret), 1983
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95227
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 9 November 2020

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Andrew J. Kelley, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)24 December 1917
    02ENS Charles D. Smith, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-337
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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