Recently I was contacted by a representative from the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, and was asked to write an article for the centennial website. It's posted here:
U.S. Navy Submarine Chasers in the Great War
I'm also scheduled for a short interview for the podcast, but there's no date yet. You can subscribe to the podcast, WW1 Centennial News, on iTunes. See details and links here. If I make it into one of the episodes, I'll post a link. But check out the existing episodes.There are a lot of interesting stories.
And while I think of it, another quick plug for the "100 Years Ago Today" series on the subchaser.org site: Visit the home page for links to the most recent posts or go to the main page for the series, here. These are short clips on specific events pertaining to subchasers, from 1918.
(Note: I'm a bit behind. There are several sets I have yet to get to.)
Joe Brier submitted a set of photos from the service of submarine chaser SC 179. His father, Charles I. Brier, served on this chaser. Note the nice shot showing the K-tube frames in their wooden packing crates, lashed to the pilot house. Much more to come from this collection.
I stumbled across a photo of SC 408, and added that page to the Hull Numbers Collection. This was one of the subchasers built in Maine, at Camden Anchor / Rockland Machine Company.
—Todd Woofenden, editor