• New Site Functions

    Added to the bottom of the site pages are links for "Email this page" and "Printer-friendly version." The former provides a simple way to send an email about the site page, and the latter removes most of the page formatting, to make a cleaner print version.

    A note on the "Printer-friendly" function: This formats for printing the page you're on plus any detail pages ("child pages") under that page. It's mainly useful for individual detail pages -- say, you're looking at the SC 93 page in the Hull Numbers Collection. But if you are on the main page, it will format the whole collection for printing. That might be useful for a document set comprised of several pages, but could generate a huge print job if you're on some main category page.

  • The Splinter Fleet - Dust Jacket

    The Splinter FleetFor those of you interested in Ray Millholland's book about his experiences on a subchaser, The Splinter Fleet of the Otranto Barrage, you might like to see the dust jacket from the first printing .

    There are at least two versions of this book:

    • A larger version with a green hard cover and photos.
    • A smaller blue hard cover version with no photos.

    The blue versions appears to be a book club version, or something like that. Until I found this copy of the green cover version, I didn't realize that there was a dust jacket. (Or that the cover was such a brilliant green. My other copy is pretty dingy.)

  • SC 299 Photo Set

    SC 299Posted in April was an excellent collection of radio room photos from SC 299.

    Continuing with the album from Ralph Edwin Long, radio electrician on submarine chaser SC 299, this month see the newly posted collection of photos from the service of SC 299.

    This set includes photos of the chaser, the crewmen, and various aspects of their tours of duty including photos from the chaser's voyage through the Panama Canal.

    Thanks to Ralph Long's nephew, Robert DeBow, for permission to post the images, and to Russ Lloyd for submitting the photo scans.

  • Vol. 4, No. 6, June 2008

    Quite a lot of new material has been posted, including several interesting photo sets -- and more to come.

    Very recently I received a photo album for scanning, from the collection of George Perley Morse, CO of submarine chaser SC 227. Next month's issue will feature images from this collection, including some very rare interior photos.

    For those of you interested in model making, there is some exciting "chaser news": Nick Argento, owner of Glencoe Models, is planning to re-release the ITC-Glencoe injection molded World War One 110-foot submarine chaser kit, for a limited run. The scale of this model is 1:74. (See images of the old Glencoe release of this model in the Chaser Models section.) This popular model has become a hard-to-find "old stock" item. The re-issue will include new box art and a number of photos showing the chaser in various configurations (some from The Subchaser Archives). Chances are, this will be the last run for this model, so don't miss it! If you would like to pre-order, please contact Mr. Argento directly at Smaug1415@aol.com

    Todd Woofenden, editor