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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Have - Pup

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built in 1918 by the American Car and Foundry Co., Wilmington, DE
  • Commissioned 23 March 1918
  • Struck from the Naval Register in late 1919
  • Sold 26 May 1921 to Henry A. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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-77 48k Group of chasers in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo shows, left to right: SC 81, SC 216, SC 344 and SC 77
    The G. S. Dole Collection
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-344 40k Moored alongside an unidentified SC with Parthenia (SP 671) on the right
    Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
    SC-1 67k U.S. Submarine Chasers SC-1, SC-345, and SC-344 tied up at a buoy at Salcombe, England during the First World War
    Original photo from the collection of Peter K. Connolly. Loaned by Mr. William H. Davis in 1977.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 64971
    Dan Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Samuel J. Wetherill, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-344
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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