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SC-273



Call sign:
George - Tare - Mike - Sail

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA
  • Launched 30 June 1917
  • Commissioned 26 March 1918
  • Conducted trial run 28 March, 4 and 7 April 1918
  • Dry docked 17 to 24 May 1918
  • Conducted trial runs 25 - 28 May 1918
  • Dry docked from 29 May to 3 June 1918
  • Conducted trial runs on 3 - 6 June 1918
  • Departed Mare Island 7 June 1918
  • Returned to Mare Island 16 March 1920 for decommissioning
  • Sold 25 September 1922 to M. Levin and Sons of San Francisco, CA
  • Towed from Mare Island 28 November 1922
  • 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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    SC-273 - 277 72k 7 June 1917
    SC-273, SC-274, SC-275, SC-276, and SC-277 during construction at Mare Island, CA.
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-273 - 277 102k Sub chasers hull number SC 273 - 277 on the building ways at Mare Island Navy Yard in 1917. The shipyard built 15 sub chasers during WWI. Darryl L. Baker
    SC-273 - 280 40k Eight of the 15 sub chasers built at Mare Island during WWI are shown in this 1918 photo being outfitted. The vessels shown are from right to left are: SC-280, 279, 278, 277, 276, 275, 274 and 273.
    SC-273 63k Mare Island Navy Yard's first sub chaser is shown off the navy yard on trails in this 1918 photo.
    SC-273 512k USS Fairfax (DD 93), SC 273 and SC 278 at outfitting berth at Mare Island on March 1, 1918.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo 3825-3-1918

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-273
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