SC 17 was built at the New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn, and was commissioned 8 November 1917.
This photograph shows submarine chaser SC 17 with a Hotchkiss deck gun forward, and a Davis gun amidships where the Y-gun would later be located. This arrangement along with the depth charges at the stern date this as an early photograph of the chaser.
Photograph of submarine chaser SC 17. T. Woofenden Collection.