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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Have - Quack - Watch

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Item - Quack - Vice

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by Howard E. Wheeler, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned PC-440, 20 January 1919
  • Used for training at U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, entire career
  • Scrapped in August 1942


  • Displacement 77 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 220shp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    65k Moored with an unidentified flush decker destroyer, probably at Annapolis in 1930s. Dave Wright
    34k Moored at Annapolis, MD, circa 1940. Schoolhouse Trading Post

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS James Joseph McDermott, USNRF20 January 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-440
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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