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SC-223



Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Pup - Fox


Call sign (1919):
George - Tare - Love - Rush

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-223, 5 December 1917
  • She served along the U.S. East Coast for some months, then crossed the Atlantic for World War I duty closer to the areas of principal fighting. SC-223 returned to the U.S. sometime after the Armistice and was apparently involved
    in operations around Haiti in 1919
  • Though decommissioned in December 1922, she was soon assigned to Cuban survey duty as an adjunct to Hannibal (AG-1)
  • According to the 1935 edition of "Ships' Data, U.S. Naval Vessels", she was loaned to the City of Baltimore, Maryland, later in her career
  • Struck from the Navy list in August 1935
  • Sold 18 March 1936
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • 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-223 215k National Archives photo Dan Treadwell
    SC-62, 223 & 251 83k St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
    SC 62, SC 223, SC 251 and an unidentified SC alongside a tender
    T.Woofenden Collection
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    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-356 88k In an Azores harbor with other ships of the U.S. and foreign navies, circa October 1918. The six subchasers in the left center of the view, with bows to the camera, are (from left to right):
    SC-223, SC-330, SC-180, SC-353, SC-331 and (probably) SC-356. Ships nested with them, to the right, include a "bird" type minesweeper and two converted yacht patrol vessels.
    Collection of George K. Beach, who was a crewmember of USS SC-331 at the time.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99742
    SC-223 116k Seen from USS Hannibal (AG-1) while conducting survey operations in Cuban waters, during the 1920s.
    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of LeRoy R. Horstman.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99709
    SC-353 104k SC-353, left, and USS SC-223 seen from USS Hannibal (AG-1) during the 1920s, while they were assisting with survey operations in Cuban waters. Tug in the left background is USS
    Nausett (YT-35)
    .
    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of LeRoy R. Horstman.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99711
    SC-353 156k SC-353, left, and USS SC-223, "Falling in formation to be towed", seen from USS Hannibal (AG-1) during the 1920s. The two submarine chasers worked with Hannibal on survey operations in Cuban waters. Tug in the left background is USS Nausett (YT-35).
    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of LeRoy R. Horstman.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99713
    SC-353 158k SC-353, left, and USS SC-223 alongside a dock at Key West, Florida, during the 1920s. USS Hannibal (AG-1) is partially visible in the background. The two submarine chasers were then working with Hannibal on survey operations in Cuban waters.
    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of LeRoy R. Horstman.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99714

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