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U.S. Army Artillery Steamer V-3
ex-USS SC-233

Call sign:
George - Cast - Boy - Sail

SC-233 served both the U. S. Navy and Army

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-233, 21 February 1918
  • Transferred to the War Department 2 September 1919 and reclassified as Artillery Steamer, V-3
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
    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 Y-gun depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    No image of SC-233 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Edward W. Wilson, USNRF1918
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-233
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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