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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


World War II call sign:
Nan - Charlie - How - Able


Call sign (1919):
George - Have - Pup - Cast

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Zed - Jig

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in 1918 by the Clayton Ship and Boat Building Co., Clayton, NY
  • Commissioned PC-412, 1 May 1919 and served in the 9th, 10th and 11th Naval Districts as a Naval Reserve training vessel
  • Reclassified SC-412 in April 1943
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Navy list 25 July 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 7 August 1946
  • Acquired in 1948 by Joseph N. McMullen of Mayport, FL for use as a fishing boat and named Joe-De-Mac
  • Scrapped in 1953.


  • Displacement 75 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • 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
    World War II - Three Hall Scott gasoline engines.

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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-412 105k Plan view drawings by Edward H. Wiswesser Tommy Trampp
    SC-412 109k
    SC-412 122k Dan Treadwell
    SC-412 101k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    SC-64 62k SC-330, SC-412 and SC-64
    Leviathan 135k USS Leviathan (ID 1326) in New York Harbor, March 1919, crowded with troops returning from France. She is accompanied by several tugs, an ambulance boat, and (alongside her bow) what appears to be USS SC-412.
    Photographed by E. Muller Jr., New York
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105192
    Robert Hurst
    SC-412 201k c. May 1923/April 1926. Richard Cleaveland
    SC-412 98k
    SC-412 121k c. May 1923/April 1926. The contributor's father is the Chief Petty Officer on the right.
    SC-412 125k 110' Sub Chaser USS SC-412 probably shown soon after WW I
    Naval Historical Center photo
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42595
    Replacement photo from the National Archives
    Original photo: The Sub Chaser Archives
    Replacement photo: Dan Treadwell
    SC-64 47k c. 1930s
    SC-432, SC-64 and SC-412 at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL.
    SC-412 129k c. May 1944
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-412
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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