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RE: sub chaser?
Posted by: Forest ()
Date: October 17, 2000 12:32AM

A submarine chaser, or SC, was a small ship designed to protect coastal convoys. They were typically 110 ft long and displaced 85 tons light. They were armed with depth charges, a 40mm gun, and some lighter weapons (20mm cannons or 50 caliber machine guns). They were diesel-powered and capable of about 16 knots.

The US built many of these, and gave them to many countries. I read somewhere (Morison?) that only one SC ever sank a u-boat, and that one was in the Cuban Navy.

There was also the PC (Patrol Craft) which was similar to the SC, but was 173 ft long (later 180 ft) and had a 3-inch gun. They also escorted coastal convoys, but I'm pretty sure PCs were more successful than SCs.

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