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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Have - Rush - Fox

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Item - Rush - Cast

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by at Naval Station New Orleans, LA
  • Commissioned 26 August 1919
  • Sold 24 March 1923 to E. L. Moody and Co. of Galveston, TX
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 220shp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    SC-443 106k Submarine chaser and harbor tugs, under construction by the Industrial Department of the U. S. Naval Station, New Orleans, La., probably between August 1918 and January 1919. The vessels are probably, from left to right, Submarine Chaser No. 443 with Submarine Chaser No. 444 to port, Harbor Tug No. 49, and Harbor Tug No. 50
    U.S. Navy photo NH 41610
    Naval Historical Center
    SC-443 99k The 88-foot Harbor Tug No. 48 (on the right), Harbor Tug No. 49, and the 110-foot Submarine Chaser No. 443 being fitted out by the Industrial Department of the U. S. Naval Station, New Orleans, La., in early 1919. Harbor Tug No. 50 and Submarine Chaser No. 444 are in the building ways in the background. The center building way, from which Harbor Tug No. 49 was probably launched, is empty.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 41611
    USS SC-444
    SC-443 299k c. 1922
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Moored inboard of SC-443
    Rich Burton

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-444.
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