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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


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

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Great Lakes Boat Building Corp., Milwaukee, WI
  • Delivered and commissioned 22 November 1918
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve Training vessel in the Great Lakes
  • Sold 27 April 1927 to Alfred J. Lowengrund of Kodiak, AK
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • Armament: One single 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three Standard 220bhp gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-419 64k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    SC-419 183k Original photo: At Michigan City, Indiana as a Naval Reserve Training Ship after World War One
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42596
    Replacement photo: Shown at Michigan City, Indiana, as a naval reserve training ship after World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42596
    Original photo: The Sub Chaser Archives
    Replacement photo: Naval History and Heritage Command
    Hawk 199k c. 1920s
    Michigan City, Indiana
    Moored forward of USS Hawk (PY 2) while serving as a naval reserve training vessel
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 54954
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Harvey L. Kennerly, USNRF22 November 1918 - 1919
    02LT Clyde Charlie Laws, USN1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-419
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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