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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Have - Jig

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in 1917 L. E. Fry and Co., Clayton, NY
  • Commissioned 24 December 1917
  • Sold 19 September 1922 to the Yacht and Motorboat Agency of Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey
  • 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-338 56k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    SC-338 33k Corfu, Greece
    The large ship is USS Leonidas, the flagship of the fleet
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-338 220k Probably in a European or Turkish harbor, during or soon after World War I
    Photographed by Young
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107328
    Tommy Trampp
    SC-338 122k c. 1918
    Spalato, Austria (today Split, Croatia)
    David Wright
    SC-96 & SC-338 200k 4 July 1919
    Spalato, Yugoslavia (today Split, Croatia)
    Inboard of SC-96
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    SC-338 107k c. September 1919
    Trau, Dalmatia (present day Trogir, Croatia)
    With landing party from USS Cowell (DD 167) embarked
    Photo taken from Cowell
    Tommy Trampp

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS John M. Beverly, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)24 December 1917 - 1918
    02LTJG George E. Tarbell, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-338
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