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U.S. Army Artillery Steamer V-7
ex-USS SC-20



Call sign:
George - Tare - Fox - Watch

SC-20 served both the U. S. Navy and Army.


SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-20, 18 October 1917
  • Transferred to the War Department in 1920 and reclassified as Artillery Steamer, V-7
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 98 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
    1920 - 105'
  • Beam 17'
    1920 - 14.5'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
    1920 - 9.2'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1920 - Five
  • Armament: One 3"/23 mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector (Y-gun)
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-20 175k 15 September 1917
    Brooklyn Navy Yard
    Photo by Burnell - Poole
    National Archives photo 165WGZ-K-23
    Dan Treadwell

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-20
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