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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Tare - Tare


Sue call sign (1948):
William - Yoke - Xray - Victor

Experimental Model Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 9 August 1939 by the American Car and Foundry Co., Wilmington, DE as one of three Submarine Chasers built in a design competition
  • Launched 14 March 1940
  • Commissioned PC-450, 6 May 1940
  • Reclassified SC-450 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Navy Register 11 October 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 9 May 1947
  • Registered in 1948 to William M. Pond of Coral Gables, FL as the freighter Sue
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 96 t.
    1948 - 91 t.
  • Length 110'
    1948 - 105.3'
  • Beam 15' 2"
  • Draft 6' 6"
    1948 - 8.4'
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
    1948 - Five
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-450 188k Running trials Original photo: Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    SC-450 169k c. 1940
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH85408
    Ron Titus

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG J. M. Stuart, USNR1940
    02LTJG W. D. Lanier, Jr., USNR1942
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for SC-450
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