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SC-254



Call sign:
George - Tare - Mike - Have

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Commissioned 15 November 1917
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • Armament: One single 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-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-254 34k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan
    SC-254 135k

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Buckeley Livermore Wells, USN15 November 1917
    02LTJG Joseph Henry Poett Howard, Jr., USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)28 December 1918
    03ENS Tappan Eustis Francis, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)1919 - 22 June 1919
    04ENS Charles F. Eager, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)22 June 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-254
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