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SC-272



Call sign:
George - Cast - Fox - Pup

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Commissioned 7 March 1918
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • 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-272 228k c. 1918
    SC-272 Moored at Ballyhack, County Wexford, Ireland. She was one of a fleet of these boats stationed at Queenstown (Cobh) during World War One
    Paul O'Farrell
    SC-356 97k In a North Sea port, probably Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, during the the North Sea mine barrage clearance operation in 1919. These subchasers are, from left to right: SC-356, SC-182, SC-40, SC-272, SC-178 and one SC with a number "20-" that can not be completely made out. Halftone reproduction, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919",
    page 144.
    Donation of Chief Storekeeper Charles A. Free.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99791
    Naval Historical Center
    SC-37, 38, 181, 208, 182 & 272 112k USS Panther full-dressed on 4 July 1919 at Kirkwall, Scotland, tending subchasers and trawlers helping to sweep the North Sea Mine Barrage. She took over this duty from USS Black Hawk which continued to support the force's minesweepers. Her four 3" guns are located on deck foward of the foremast and near the stern. The subchasers alongside are SC-37, 38, 181, and 208 (in the after nest) and SC-182, 272, and either 45 or 95 (forward)
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 40049
    Mike Green
    SC-272 140k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Harold F. Foster, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)7 March 1918 - 1 July 1919
    02LTJG Morton Tinslar Seligman, USN - USNA Class of 1919
    Awarded two Navy Crosses (1920 and 1942) - Retired as Captain
    1 July 1919
    Courtesy of Bill Gonyo and Joe Radigan

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