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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
Sunk 27 August 1918
SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down in 1917 by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ; Commissioned USS SC-209 in March 1918; Sunk by gunfire from Felix Taussig (ID 2282), 27 August 1918 south of Long Island, NY at 40° 8' N., 73° 12' W. Mistaken for enemy submarine, 18 lives lost, two officers and 16 men, four wounded.
Specifications: Displacement 85 t; Length 110"; Beam 14' 9"; Max Draft (fl) 5' 8"; Speed 18kts; Armament one single 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, one dcp "Y Gun"; Complement 26; Endurance 1000nm @ 12 kts; Propulsion, three Standard 660bhp gasoline engines, three shafts.
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There is no DANFS history available for SC-209.
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Patrol Craft Sailors Association
Splinter Fleet: The Wooden Subchasers of World War II
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