Submarine Chaser No. 23 at Brooklyn, New York, with the Brooklyn Bridge in the distance. Someone has written SUBMARINE CHASERS MEAN TERROR TO THE "U" BOATS across the bottom of the photograph in tribute to the antisubmarine warfare role of submarine chasers against German submarines during World War I.
USS Submarine Chaser No. 23 (1917-1920)|
USS SC-23 (1920-1921)
|Builder:||New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York|
|Commissioned:||16 October 1917|
|Reclassified:||SC-23 on 17 July 1920|
|Fate:||Destroyed by fire 1920|
|Class & type:||SC-1-class submarine chaser|
77 tons normal|
85 tons full load
110 ft (34 m) overall|
105 ft (32 m) between perpendiculars
|Beam:||14 ft 9 in (4.50 m)|
5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) normal|
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) full load
Three 220 bhp (160 kW) Standard Motor Construction Company six-cylinder gasoline engines, three shafts, 2,400 US gallons (9,100 L) of gasoline; one Standard Motor Construction Company two-cylinder gasoline-powered auxiliary engine
|Speed:||18 knots (33 km/h)|
|Range:||1,000 nautical miles (1,900 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)|
|Complement:||27 (2 officers, 25 enlisted men)|
|Sensors and |
|One Submarine Signal Company S.C. C Tube, M.B. Tube, or K Tube hydrophone|
SC-23 was a wooden-hulled 110-foot (34 m) submarine chaser built at the New York Navy Yard at Brooklyn, New York. She was commissioned on 16 October 1917 as USS Submarine Chaser No. 23, abbreviated at the time as USS S.C. 23.
During World War I, S.C. 23 served in the USS Patterson Group of submarine chasers. When the U.S. Navy adopted its modern hull number system on 17 July 1920, Submarine Chaser No. 23 was classified as SC-23 and her name was shortened to USS SC-23.
Sometime in 1920, SC-23 was destroyed by fire.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Submarine Chaser Photo Archive: SC-23
- The Subchaser Archives: The History of U.S. Submarine Chasers in the Great War Hull number: SC-23
- Woofenden, Todd A. Hunters of the Steel Sharks: The Submarine Chasers of World War I. Bowdoinham, Maine: Signal Light Books, 2006. ISBN 978-0-9789192-0-7. ISBN 10: 0-9789192–0-3.
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