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SC-222



Call sign:
George - Cast - Boy - Love

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Newcomb Lifeboat Co., Hampton, VA
  • Commissioned 13 March 1918
  • Sold 11 May 1921 to the C. P. Comerford Co. of Lowell, MA
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun 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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    SC-222 298k Original photo: Group of chasers, possibly at Brest, France. Left to right: SC 271, SC 164, SC 272, SC 343, SC 181, SC 222, SC 254, SC 356, SC 323, SC 206, SC 346. En route home or to post-war assignements. During the war all of these chasers served at Queenstown, Ireland (and most also served at Plymouth, England). After the war, half a dozen from this group went on to serve in the clearing of the North Sea mine barrage
    Replacement photo: c. 1918
    Group of chasers at Passage West, near Queenstown (Cobh), County Cork, Ireland
    Original photo: The Sub Chaser Archives
    Replacement photo: Paul O'Farrell
    SC-223 122k At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, on 2 April 1918. The subchasers present include, from left to right: SC-223, SC-221, SC-136, SC-331, SC-332, SC-222, SC-89 or SC-189, SC-134, SC-133, SC-138 (probably), SC-135, SC-91 or SC-191, and one boat whose number is not visible.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 75528
    Naval Historical Center
    SC-91 73k c. 1919
    SC-221, SC-222, SC-323, SC-325, SC-220 and SC-91
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    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Fred W. Beckman, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)13 March 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-222
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