Vol. 5, No. 8, August 2009

I would love to hear a visitor's report of the Made in Clayton exhibit at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY.

It opened near the end of June, and while the exhibit covers boatbuilding in general in Clayton, New York, subchasers are included, since several chasers were built there.

If you should make it to see the exhibit, send me a couple of photos to post. It's a three-year exhibit, so no great rush. I hope to get to see it myself.

--Todd Woofenden, Editor

Photo Set: SC 129 and crewman Frederick Leck

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Recently added are several photographs from the collection of SC 129 crewman Frederick Leck, who served as a machinist's mate.

This chaser is notable for having displayed a star on the mast signifying a submarine kill.

Under the command of Ens. Maclear Jacoby, the crew of SC 129 dropped depth charges on a suspected submarine on 2 October, 1918 during the bombardment of Durazzo harbor. While never given official credit for a submarine kill, the crewmen claimed having sunk one.

 

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