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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Rush - Dog

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the College Point Boat Co., College Point, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-349, 14 November 1917
  • Sold 26 May 1921 to Henry A. Hitner and Sons Co. of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1927 to George Murdock of Philadelphia, as the fishing boat Sonia
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 78 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.6'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.7'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 7.9'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Five
  • 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-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

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Walter A. Martin, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)14 November 1917
    02LTJG Andrew Colby Little, USN1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-349
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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