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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Dog - Pup

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Quack - Mike

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Eastern Shipyard Co., Greenport, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-247, 20 March 1918
  • Sold 11 May 1921 to Frank C. Payne of Boston, MA
  • Registered in 1927 to Frank Paine of Boston, MA as the yacht 247
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 81 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.4'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.6'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.1'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Three
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-104 395k Inboard profile, inboard arrangement, deck plan, 110 foot U.S. submarine chaser
    U.S. Navy photo NH 83619
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS John R. Haines, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-247
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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