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SC-271



Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Rush - Sail


Call sign (1919):
George - Cast - Fox - Nan

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Commissioned 1 April 1918
  • Sold 18 June 1934 to Arthur G. Banks of Los Angeles, CA
  • 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-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-99 84k Underway in New York Harbor on 20 August 1919, upon their return from overseas service. The subchasers at left are SC-99 and SC-227. The three in the middle are (in closest column) SC-98 and
    SC-137, with SC-271 in the farther column. Ships at right can not be identified.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 83623
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Ernest Robert Piercey, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1 April 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-271
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