SC 254: Photos of Interior Spaces

Crew's Quarters

Interior views are always of particular interest, as very few photos of chaser interior spaces exist. Recently posted is a set of four interior views showing the service of SC 254, a chaser that we have seen in other sets already. (See the Freeman Collection and the Unit 21 Collection.)

This set includes a nice engine room photo, and a couple of interesting views of the forward crew's quarters, one of which shows a small heating stove installed in the space. In the winter of 1917-1918, as the chaser crews were training in New London, CT, they suffered through the coldest winter on record. Before more extensive heating apparatus could be installed, these little stoves helped keep the crew's quarters a bit closer to livable.

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