January, 2008 Two excellent close-aboard photographs have been added to the Chaser Models section.

From the collection of Henry B. Miller of subchaser SC 208 is a nice, clean view of the bucket racks on either side of the wherry. In many of the shots of chasers, these racks have been removed. My sense is that they mostly appear on chasers that are in service in U.S. waters -- which is to say, those that did not make the overseas journey to serve around England or in the Adriatic Sea, or those that had been recently commissioned and had not yet been assigned to overseas duties. Possibly they were considered impractical for trans-Atlantic sailing.

From the same collection is a photograph showing one more style of aerial recognition roundel, a triangular design.