French Subchasers; and SC 121

July 2008 The page on Subchasers Built for France has been updated with some new details, including a clip from a New York Times article published in February 1918 on the remarkable journey across the Atlantic Ocean of submarine chaser SC 28.

This chaser and one other (SC 319, lost) were separated from the convoy during a storm. The crew of SC 28, their engines being out of commission, rigged a makeshift sail using bed covers, and arrived 33 days later in the Azores.

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Vol. 4, No. 7, July 2008

Interior views of any USN vessel seem to be much more rare than exterior views. Presumably from the sailor-photographer's point of view, the wider view of the vessel or the action on deck is the subject -- not the mundane realities of life as a crewman such as the bunks and galleys. For the history enthusiast, however, the opposite is sometimes true. We want to see what the living spaces looked like. But of the thousands of subchaser photos I've seen over the years, hardly any show the interior spaces.

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