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Great website. My father, Herbert A. Schneider served on the SC-749 during the Pacific years 1942-43. Served as a coxswain on board for the short time he was there and was discharged from the Navy in 1945 as a Chief Boatswains Mate. Anybody remember him, please contact me.

Anybody out there from SC 525 in the Mediterranean (Sicily, Anzio, Southern France) in 1943-44?

My father was radioman aboard SC-734 throughout its 1943-45 tour in the Pacific. Great website, an important part of American naval history (and my own history, too).

SC732: 1944 & '45 - Australia, New Guinea, Philippines, and Borneo. If any of our old hands see this, PLEASE contact me. I have found a couple of our old shipmates on “Google”.
You might remember me as the young ensign in 1944 that took command in 1945.

Love the book !!
I Have a question my dad was sc commander of the 1068.
does anyone know where I can get pictures of this and his other ships also a book on medals that ww2 veterans of the navy recieved ?

I am a proud member of the Subchaser family. I cut my teeth on stories of the SC-1363 in the Pacific. My Father, Leroy L. McFall served on the SC-1363 in 1945 & 1946. He joined his ship in Guam after going through boot camp in Great Lakes. He was discharged after they brought the ship back in 1946 to Bremerton after it was torn up in Okinawa. He was discharge as a Coxwain on 3 Nov 1946. Larry L. McFall

Interested in inofrmation on SC20. Service during WWI off the coast of France in the English Channel and in the Azones.
Nancy Malcolm

My uncle, R. W. (Bob) Stiles served on SC 1349. He is hoping to find anyone that served with him. He would like to know what happened to that vessel. He is now 90 years old. Thanks to every one of you for your service to our country.

How exciting to find this website! My dad (Ralph G. Haney) was Lt. JG on SC1323 in the Pacific during WWII. He had one picture of his “boat” (as he called it), and I commissioned a friend to do a large painting from that pic. Really turned out nicely. I find only limited history on SC1323, but I believe it was loaned to The Philippines after the war, and there is no further info. Intersting story - in the 60’s or 70’s, living in Ohio (Dad always has lived in Chillicothe or Dayton) we received RANDOMLY auto licenses of 1323SC !!! Dad didn’t even notice until I ran down the hall and pointed to the number on the picture hanging on the wall!! Anyone who knows info on SC1323, or who knew my dad (still living at 91 years in Trotwood, Ohio) would be welcome to write!!

I served on the SC 1076, the SC 1492, and the PCE(R) 852
Would like to hear from any of the shipmates of the SC1076 or the SC 1492. The 1076 and the 1492 were leased to the Russians in 1944. Tom Henigan, John V Dunn, D W Fillman were some of the mates on 1076. Also on the 1492.

This message applies to WWI SC-338. Joe V. Dorgan, a Seaman Second Class enlisted in October 1917 and was assigned to the SC-338 by January 1918 at New York. Dorgan was a member of the crew until the return to N.Y. in 1919. He kept a daily diary of events on board, and in the Med, annotated with cartoons and photographs over this interval. This diary, with associated papers, was found in the 1980s and transcribed into a privately subscribed hardbound book of approx. 375 pages. The book includes all the cartoons, many photographs, and the full text of almost each day entry thru 17 May 1919. Unfortunately, no copies beyond the original subscription were printed and all copies (less than 30 or so) are now firmly in the hands of Dorgan’s descendants or other relatives. Dorgan died in the 1940s. Because of the recent increase in interest in the history of this period and these events in the Med., it is now planned to publish a larger second printing, with revisions and corrections as soon as an appropriate publisher can be identified. This book was published as, “The Guy Sleeping Over Me is Misty in the Peak,” (ISBN 1-929013-01-9), subtitle: “The World War One Naval Diaries of Joseph V. Dorgan.” It is hoped that anyone with any information on the operations of the SC-338 in the Med., will contact the undersigned. This book includes photographs of the 338 and a few other SC’s, as well as photographs of most of the crew of the 338. The names of most of the 338 crew are identified with the photographs. Other SC mentions in this book are the following: SC-47, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 90, 94, 95, 96, 124, 125, 127, 128, 130, 131, 147, 151, 175, 179, 215, 216, 224, 225, 226, 227, 248, 324, 337, 349, and 351. Dorgan was the younger brother of the cartoonist, Tad Dorgan, well known in the 1920s in New York. It is hoped to complete this project by mid or late 2004. [Douglas N. Travers, Editor]

My Dad Harold Henrikson QM 1/C served on SC 257 in WWI.
Stationed at Plymouth England. Would like contact from others whose parents were in his crew. My WWII service was with the USS Alcyone AKA 7 from Commissioning until 1944 when I transferred to the Staff Comdr Third Amphib Force, VAdml T S Wilkinson on USS Mt Olympus AGC 8 until 1945.
W T Henrikson QM 1/C

I served on SC 1236. She was built in Ipswitch, Mass. We ran
convoy duty from NY to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Next, duty was on PC 1170 (decommissioned to Brazil). We next got PC 1171 & finally went to Marshall-Gilbert Is. (Kwajelein & Eniwetok).
I have a book, Subchaser, written by Edward P. Stafford, skipper of SC 692, on duty in the Mediterranean. His grandfather, Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, discovered North Pole. The book is a real trip down memory lane for sailors of the “Donald Duck Navy.” Naval Institute Press Annapolis, MD, is the publisher.

I am writing a book about the mouth of the Columbia River.
As a kid, I remember subchasers at Fort Stevens on the Columbia. My dad called them 'crash boats' because among their duties, they were to pick up flyers.
Now, all this is coming from a child’s memory and so I may be wrong about the boat and the function. I only know I will never for get the roar of those engines and the speed of movement.
I would like to add info about WWII at the mouth of the river to my book. I am taking suggestions.

Andy Anderson
P. O. Box 1487
Fairview, OR 97024

Hi Ted,
I was “added” before I got to write my last message. I love your website and especially the comments of all your visitors. I think I will add this to my online assignments this year in U.S. history. Thanks for all your work for American posterity!! :)

I just bought a Smith and Wesson Victory .38 S&W. I ran the serial number and the closest ones ( within about 20) was issued to a subchaser (USS SC 648). I didn’t know what the “SC” stood for. A little digging let to your site. I will be spending a little more time in the future. Sheriff Al Cannon, Charleston County, South Carolina...

I recently went to a funeral for my co-workers father, who was a WWII vet on subchasers. There were pictures at the wake of his navy years. One showed him in front of a boat which only the foreward section appears. It was numbered SC862. Bow and foredeck had a 20mm shielded cannon. Resources show no boats numbered 776-976. So what am I seeing?

I was executive officer of USS SC 1060 and Commanding Officer of USS SC 760. I have been accumulating information on both and am glad to share. Telephone (502) 897-2817. 2704 Poplar Hill Court, Louisville KY 40207-1171.
S, Rayburn Watkins. I also commanded PCS 1424 a short time.

Very well done site. My father served on SC-980 in the Carribean during WW II.

Looking for history of WWI USS SC 331 that my father was on.

Just in case there are any of the crew of the USS SC770 about, I would like to post notice of my father’s passing. This was Fred H. Adam, Jr. who served on the SC770 while in the Mediterranean. Fred was a Motor Machinist Mate 2nd Class and received service ribbons and stars for participation in Operations in Tunisian Waters between the dates of 06 May through 05 July, 1943, the Invasions of Sicily, 10 July, 1943, Invasion of Salerno 09 Sept, 1943, Landings at Anzio, Italy 22 Jan 1944, Invasion of Southern France 15 Aug, 1944. Additionally, Fred received the Bar of Commendation for commendable work during the night of 26 Jan 1944 at the Anzio Beach Head.
Dad spoke often of his time aboard that tiny wooden SC, the friends he made of the rest of the crew and how tightly bound they were to each other. I have some of his writings from the invasion Salerno and I may someday transcribe and publish them electronically. Dad also spoke of the captured minesweep gear they fastened to the stern of their craft.
If anyone can add to my Dad’s stories of was a fellow shipmate, or was on an SC that ran with the 770, I would appreciate you dropping a line.
Sincere appreciation to every SC sailor out there, and to ALL Military personnel, past and present who have served to give me the freedom to write this message.
Respectfully
Craig Adam, son of an SC sailor!
Long Beach, CA

I served as a QM2nd on the SC1050 which we took from the Hawiian Sea Frontier to San Pedro CA to decommission. Would like to hear from old shipmates.

I am 41 years old, I have a friend who is 83 years. WILLIAM MARISAK, he severed, on the SC 996.
I would like to take a moment to thank all who visit, this site and tell you how thankfull i and many many others are to all of you. May you always be remembered, for your answer, to the call of duty. WILLIE MARISAK still resides in BROOKLYN NEW YORK ( 269 NORMAN AVE BROOKLYN N.Y.)
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

still hoping to hear from shipmates who served on the sc1357email me or call 201 567 6160 or cell201 615 5594 .Hugh nickola(rm3c)

TO PAT AND JUNE. HOPE THAT YOU SEE THIS MESSAGE. EMAIL ME OR CALL ME AT 201 567 6160 OR CELL 201 615 5594.SAW YOUR MESSAGE BUT DIDNT KNOW HOW TO RESPOND hugh sc1357

It was only recently I discovered my uncle had served aboard the S.C. 1353. I am trying to find a photograph of this vessel. Does anyone have a photo of S.C. 1353 which can be scanned and e-mailed to me? Does anyone know where I can find a photo? Thank you.

Hello Ted,
I recently read and enjoyed your book about SPLINTERFLEET. I was a sonarman on SC 1359 for her entire tour of duty. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who served on SC 1359 or her sister ship ( I don’t know the number) that operated out of Martinique in the Caribbean.




hi,,just letting everbody know,,the sc1342 is for sale,,reengined to superior diesels,,hull rebuilt in1991to1993,,located in st paul,mn.,,.fully operational,,26years living onboard is long enougth,,.. thanks,,rick

SERVED, FROM 1942 TIL THE END OF THE WAR.
I served, abord sc 996.
am looking, old shipmates.

A great web site. I served as QM2 on USS SC-703 from August 1944 to June 1945. We operated at New Guinea, from Milne Bay to Hollandia, then to Leyte and Luzon in the philippines

It was great “non-regulation, non-spit and polish duty” We looked more like a bunch of pirates or beachcombers than we did USN sailors. However, we earned our keep, taking a few enemy off the stage.

I have made two mistakes in my above message. My father was on the SC259 and his rank at discharge was MM1. Sorry.

My father Warren Wilkins Nute MM2 served aboard the SC289 during WW1. He shipped out of New London,Conn. While he was alive, I was unaware of the dangers he faced. I can’t imagine crossing the Atlantic in a ship that was 110' long and 15' wide. I have talked to Frank Brown since he is an avid enthusiast and lives only a few miles from me.

Wow!!!! I am just beginning to explore my fathers part in WW2. I found he was aboard the SC 1012. I will get back with more exciting news as I learn more. Thankyou so much for all this awesome information

In August 1942 I joined the Navy for a kiddie hitch (17-21). Boot trained in Great Lakes and radio trained at the University of Chicago. Had a very short tour at NSO Miami and then in the spring of 1943 was assigned to SC 1268 on which I served as Radioman for about 30 months. Scanned through all your posts thinking that I might find a familar name but did not. I spent my eighteenth birthday between New Caledonia and Australia riding out (I believe) a typhoon for five days. We were to meet a ship which was blown off course. When we arrived back in Noumea we were told that we had been presumed sunk. While I was on the 1268 we did not see any action but was awarded a battle star for the Consolidation of The Northern Solomons. The wooden construction of the 1268 probably was the reason that we didn’t sink in that bad weather.

I am looking for info regarding SC638.

Fascinating site! A good read, and very informative and attractive.

I found this via a link on Democraticunderground.com. Your 4th of July handout was reprinted there. You are an outstanding gentleman, and truer wors have seldom been spoken. Keep fighting the good fight!

Yours,
Rob
UN Peacekeeper veteran, Somalia, Cyprus, Boz/Herz.

My father-in-law served on the USS Jasper, a minesweeper during WWII. My wife would like to learn more of the ship and it’s crew. This is a good web site, looking forward to reading your book

Anyone wishing to contact me can do so at ..I have a photo of SC-1368 taken in Buckner Bay, Okinawa on 10th October after the typhoon Louise and also have contact with Carson Williams, Nebraska who was with us at Pearl Harbor and was tranferred to another Patrol Craft prior to Typhoon Louise. I have visited with Pierre Salinger in the 60s and talked to him a few years ago. I think he he may be in France now. I was Radioman 2c, attended Radio school at Treasure Island and Boarded SC1368 there. We returned there in late 1945 after being towed part way from Okinawa by an LST. I never realized there were so many Subchasers until I visited this site. Looking forard to reading the BOOK. Thanks.

I served aboard the SC 1368 starting at Treasure Island, S.F. on coastal patrol and sailed to Hawaii and many of the Islands including Pelilieu, Guam and Okinawa in 1944 and 1945. I was aboard the SC when we encountered TYPHOON LOUISE October 8. 9 & 10th in Okinawa. Pierre Salinger was Comm Officer at that time. He, myself and a M/M Mayhew were involved in the rescue of seven men from the Southern Seas (a yacht bailed to the Navy by Fleischman Yeast.) We were awarded the Navy Marine Corps Medal for the Rescue. Pierre was later the Skipper of SC 1368 upon our return to the West Coast and I was RM 2/c and part time Radar Repairman. This is an excellent web site and I am appreciative of the opportunity to recall the info concerning the Splinter Fleet. Thanks Very Much, Clyde Hall Phone 360 629 2602..

TO STAN WEINBERG, NAVY 43-45. IF YOU ARE PERSON I REFER TO
PLEASE CONTACT ME AT MY E-MAIL ADDRESS. MY NAME IS SOL WEISBROT. I READ YOUR ARTICLE IN THE BOOK “WAR OF OUR FATHERS.” I BEIEVE WE SHARE COMMON EXPERIENCES, AND I MAY HAVE KNOWN YOU AS TEENAGERS.

Please, I am looking for any members of SC 1068 or SC 767 or APD 96. Is there still anyone alive who served on thoose ships or maybe has pictures of it. God bless all our armed forces past & present. feel free to write anytime
Thank You.

My father - William “Bill” Hollingsworth EM3c served on the SC 726 during the last half of the war...He lives in Vancouver, WA and Im posting this note on his behalf. Contact me and I will forward your letters.

My grandfather C A Brown Jr. was on a subchaser in WWII. Thank you for making it possible for me to see a small part of what he lived through!

I’m still hoping to hear from any shipmate of mine. I served as an Rm3c aboard the SC1357 from June1944 until the ship was decommissioned in Sept 1945.Please get in touch with me at 201 567 6160. Hugh Nickola

Still looking for any of my Dad’s surviving shipmates. He was an officer on the SC 1326. He never talked about the war, but since his death in 1998, I have found many of his letters home from that time. He mentions events, like the typhoon(s)in Buckner Bay, and more, that many of you veterans have mentioned here. Any of Monte Bradford’s old shipmates, or their kids, please write! Thank you, and god bless all of you old salts for serving America!!!!!

My dad,who passed away 1973, served on SC633 and SC1010. Since he did not talk much about the war we know very little. From his war records we found out about the sub-chasers, that he joined in July 1942 in Nashville, Tn., was in the Golden Gate Bridge area (Treasure Island)and was discharged Dec.1945 at Bemerton, Washington. Would love to hear from any of his shipmates or their families.

i just found your web site.i was looking up the s.c. 709.youhave it listed as grounding off cape breton france.in fact it grounded off my home town of loiusbourg nova scotia canada . my uncle was one of the fishermen that took the u.s. navy men off this boat.

This website is one of the best. It contains more information about the SC and other subchasers in one place than any other website with which I am familiar. Ted has done a great service to the subchaser community and to naval enthusiasts and historians, past, present, and future.

Well Done! I recall getting “seasick” just watching you guys from the deck of the PC 553/1228.

My father, Laurence Barrett, captained a subchaser during the second world war. This ship and crew were in the Normandy Invasion. He died April, 2002. He described events on board this ship frequently and vividly. The invasion, he remembered and told us about more as he got near the end of his life--a terrifying experience, the land lit up by bombs as the convoy came in and the enemy fire sinking a sister ship captained by another Barrett--the most alive he ever felt in his life, as he put it. When I look at the details of the model SC on another site I can see the things he told us about--running over his own tow line, a crew member clinging to the electrical routing on the side of the cabin, the depth charges, guns . . . Also other people’s stories on this site connect with my father’s. I will post again later with the ship’s number. We have a book that says the ship went to the Venezuelan Navy and I wonder if it’s still shipshape--I hope so--

I,m buying one of the West Coast Built Fairmile,s is there anyone who can give any infomation on these Boats , the one I,m buying was a ferry on the coast here , One name I found was SARACEN III ,it is now Reg. as the LAHAINA LADY
MY e-mail Thanks for any help John

My Dad,Clarence Wilson Williams,served on SC633 & SC1010 between the year July 1942 & Dec.1945. He was in the Golden Gate Bridge area in 1942,Treasure Island, later in Hawaii & was honorably discharged at Bremerton, Washington. Dad passed away in 1973. He never talked to us about his time in the Navy. Ant info would be appriecated.

I find this very,very interesting. My father had a SC, don’t know the number and it was converted
to a fishing trawler. He fished out of Wanchese, North Carolina. What a boat. Actually he had 2
of them. The SEA QUEEN and THE SEA RAMBLER. The sea rambler sank 35 miles se of New Port
Rhode Island light.

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Demize of the SC 727

I was shipped out again this time put aboard a troop ship, sent back across the Pacific and was in time for the invasion of Okinawa aboard the Sub Chaser.SC 727. And did ping line duty, outside the nets of Buckner bay.

While doing ping line duty, we had a Typhoon, and we were bobbing like a cork, on top of 80 foot swells. Every one aboard was sick. But me, being on a boat like the Dolly. I was used to being tossed around,While on the ping line, an old friend, from Leyte came limping into Buckner bay, the battleship Pennsyvania , she got cought in the same Typhoon,and took quit a beating.as she was entering the bay. she would ride on top of the big swells, and you could see all four screws trying to find water.

I had charge of two big Diesel engines, and with the galley under two foot of water, as I could not keep the bilge’s pumped completely dry, I would leave the engine room. and go down to the galley, pick up a dozen eggs and a loaf of bread ,and go back down in the engine room,
I had a small electric hot plate, and I would scramble me some eggs, and had my meals, and slept between the engines (warm, & dry)

One night we were attacked by Kamikaze air craft, and two of them hit the Pennsylvania on the stern, and blew out her screws, A torpedo plane also hit the ship. with torpedos

They called us back into the harbor, as no sub was about to come through swells like that

While in the harbor, we lost all of our anchors, and chains. and tied off the fantail of a Liberty ship. with a 8 inch hauser, (rope) There was a big sea going barge that broke loose at the top of the bay, and the wind was driving it into every boat, or ship in it’s path. it came within a few feet of the Sub Chaser just missed us.

After a few more trips on the ping line, the war ended, I had more than enough points to get my discharge, so I asked the skipper to cut my orders, and I had the signalman aboard contact every ship that came into the harbor, to see if they were going back to the States. and boy was I glad to leave the 727 as they were being issued Arctic gear, and that ment the Aleutian Islands.

A Jeep Carrier (one that supplies planes to a main line Carriers) said it was headed for the States and could take a few more aboard,

I slept on the Island that night, and went aboard the next morning. I had a cot on the aft elevator, as we were clearing the harbor,and we could see three main line Carriers came into the harbor.The Yorktown (CV 10) and two other Carriers.

We had just said goodby to a bunch waiting to get out, and told them we are on our way home you suckers,
We were two days out of Pearl Harbor, when we got news that another Typhoon had hit Okinawa,but it did not matter to us, as we were headed home.

As we were going under the Golden Gate bridge, we saw three main line Carriers at the dock, of Alameda Air station, the Yorktown , and the other Carriers, they were faster, and came straight across, beat us by three days.

They could not get us to Terminal Island San Pedro for mustering out, by rail. so we had to go by ship again, I thought oh no here we go again.

As I was going in the gates of Terminal Island San Pedro, to muster out, the very guys we said suckers to was coming out, they had come over on the main line Carriers,

One of them was on board the Sub Chaser with me, and showed me pictures of the 727, high a dry on rocks of the harbor, the result of Typhoon Louise which hit Buckner Bay10 Oct.1945 the second typhoon that hit, drove her up on the rcck’s and wrecked her


Was MoMM1c aboard the SC 727 doing pingline duty. in Okinawa
during two Typhoons that hit us.

SC 727 high on the rocks of Buckner Bay Okinawa.

An unfortunate entry, as of yesterday, SC 1057 is being dismantled and placed on a barge for disposal. While I am sure the restoration effort was a noble one, it failed. She sank to the bottom of the 8' deep Kings Bay in Crystal River several years ago and was abandonded by the owner.

I am looking for fellow crew members and possible photograph of SC1363 for my father’s 80th birthday party. His name is Paul T. Seamans and he served on SC1363 during WWII. Any comments and/or birthday wishes would be appreciated. His 80th birthday is in August of 2003.

Enjoyed your site. I was just out to Vancouver Island and saw two vessels in light grey very similar to the subchaser. My dad was on Fairmile type B’s throughout most of the War and I thought that the two vessels were converted Fairmiles. When I looked up pictures of same, I noticed that they had sharp edged inverted V shaped sterns. However the two little ships I saw had stern like the one on the subchaser on your site. Are these vessels still being used as training craft by any branch of the US Services. As they were a uniform light grey, I doubt that they were civilian craft. The size, basic configuration and tasking are relatively the same as the Fairmile B’s.

Great site! Very well done indeed!

Iserved on board the SC(c)1349 inn 1945 & 1946 and was aboard when it was towed out of the harbor at Guam and sunk off shoe in1946

My dad Frank Connolly, my best friend, served on PC 1139 and SC1027 during WW2 in the Pacific. He was in many invasions that included Iwo Jima, Tinian, Entewetok, Kwadilien, excuse the spelling. Kirk Douglas was an officer on one of these ships. He used to talk about the JAP sub they sank and the airplanes they shot down. He was a gunners mate. He passed away in 1996. My mother still has all of the newspapers on his trek accross the Pacific. Contact me if you have any info to share on these two ships.

Grandson of Norris Grady Jamison,serving on sc1010

My father was a crew member of SC699, hit by a Jap aircraft at Biak island, 27 May 44. Mr Treadwell writes about the 699 in his excellent book. I would love to talk to anyone who was on that ship, or perhaps knew my father.

CORRECTION: Entry under the Name Norris Jamison SC1010 E-Mail Add. . tks.

After a survivors leave from the SC1010 I was transferred to the ship AP138 Gen.C.G Morton Troop Transport after shake down we stood out for the South Pacific. Like to hear from any crew members or relatives and friends.

I was a member of the crew of the S.C.1010 when she was comissioned at Terminal Island San Pedro, Calif. July,15 1943. We were on test & trial runs or shake down cruise off the coast outside the Golden Gate when we were rammed and lost two crew members one seriously injured and seven others injured.Lieutenant(JG)Laurence C Wilds commanding.Like to hear from any one who was in the crew or family member.

My Father in Law, Myron (Mike) Collette, originally from Spencer, MA served as an officer on the PC 1123. He had many stories to tell us of his times in the South Pacific. He had a great memory for the adventures and his shipmates. He unfortunately passed away last June. Thanks for the information and education on these ships.

Air Snipe is a true beauty to behold. One day she’ll be mine - even if I have to have one made from the keel up. I have actually put some figures together on a more modern repowered chaser, but the original looks quite good sitting there in the narrows. My grandfather lived just up the hill before he passed away.

In my previous post I forgot to give the name of the ship. As best as I can remember, it sounds like “Arena Mercedes”, or something close to that sounding name.

I just finished reading the entire guestbook. Hopefully I will get lucky like some of you folks have done and be able to obtain some additional info about my Dad who passed away in 1961. He never talked about his navy service so I only have a few details to go on. His name is Acner Norman Edwards. He was from NW Florida. He was about 16 or 17 years old in 1917-18, He served on a subchaser based at the Naval Academy, Annapolis Md. There was some kind of an outbreak of a disease that killed a number of sailors and he was placed in the morgue when he became unconscious. Needless to say, when he woke up, it scared the daylights out of him when he realized where he was. I would sure appreciate any info anyone can provide.

My Dad, Charles E. Heim of Buffalo, New York, sedrved on SC 639. Dad will be 80 next month and I would love to be able to put him in contact with a shipmate. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a terrific website!

GREAT website! I have just recently begun researching WWI Subchasers and information is scarce at best, your excellent site being a welcome exception.
My Grandfather served aboard a SC out of Plymouth, England in 1918. Sadly, he passed away when I was only 2 yrs. old, so I was never able to talk to him about his naval service. Grandma’s accounts are fascinating, but obviously “enhanced” somewhat. For instance, her account of the German submarine captured by his boat, that she tells so well, was actually surrendered at wars end and brought into port by British sailors. It does make a great story, though. I’m sure he never told her the real truth about the dangers he faced, he would not of wanted her to worry.
I do have a small scrapbook with photos of several SC’s moored at Plymouth, as well as the “captured” U-boat being brought in. Also have a souvenir from the U-boat, a small ID plate that I am sure just “fell off” into his hand as he was touring the interior of the sub. There are several pictures of fellow crewmen as well, but sadly no names written down to identify them.
My own Navy experience was slightly different from his, I served in an F-14 squadron aboard USS Nimitz CVN-68 (just a tad bigger than grandpa’s boat, but I envy him just the same).
God Bless to all that go down to the sea in ships.

MY DAD PETER NAZY SERVED SERVED ON 2 SUB-CHASERS, THE SC 762 AND 1044 MAINLY IN THE MED SEA AREA. HIS FRIEND WAS ERNIE SWANSON. I KNOW SOME STORIES BUT IS THERE A WEBSITE OR DOES ANYONE KNOW MORE HISTORY ABOUT SC 762 AND SC 1044

JIM

My E-Mail adress has changed. Checked your guestbook. Unable to find shipmates. I guess they all have passed on i enjoyed duty on the 729 we all got along

I served on the SC 1039 from 1944 to 1945 in the South Pacific. I would love to hear from anyone else that served on her.

My grandfather served on sc 731 from about may 1944 to October 1945. I would love to find out more about the ship and its crew. Any pictures or more info would be greatly appreciated.

My dad served on SC-749, which was decommissioned at Subic Bay in 1946. It sure would be cool if I could hear from anyone else with information about other crew members from that ship. It would mean so much to my father.

I just finished reading “The Splinter Fleet of the Otranto Barrage” by Ray Millholand published in 1936. It is a very interesting story of the subchasers operating in the Adriatic during WW-I. It gives a little insight to what went on in places other than the western front. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. Also, I remember building a plastic model of a WW-I subchaser in the late 1950’s. I think it was offered by Lindburg Models and was about 20" long. We even motorized it and it sailed along quite realistically with it’s 3" gun on the foredeck. After reading the story, I wish I still had it.

can anyone give me the service history of SC-772 (splinter fleet) now the LADY GOODIVER in British Columbia. I know the current owner, and he would like whatever info is available. Thank You, Don
P.S. - Tugboat enthusiasts can visit my website at http://browse.to/westcoasttugs.com (B.C./Washington State/Oregon and Alaska region)