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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - King - Have

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the American Car and Foundry Co., Wilmington, DE
  • Commissioned 16 February 1918
  • Destroyed by fire 6 October 1923 off St. John, Virgin Islands.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • 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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    SC-340 125k Submarine Chaser 340 in 1918 off the North Carolina coast
    Photos WWI 147.F1.1 and WWI 147.F1.2 from the collection of Sparrow G. Blackwood of Raleigh, N.C., who was the chief machinist for Submarine Chaser 340 in 1918
    Matthew M. Peek, MA, CA
    Military Collection Archivist, Special Collections, State Archives of North Carolina
    109 E. Jones St. MSC 4614 Raleigh, NC 27699
    919-814-6854 office
    SC-340 136k

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Harry C. Kessler, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-340
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