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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Nan - Cast

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA
  • Launched 31 July 1917
  • Commissioned 9 April 1918
  • Conducted trial runs 11, 23 April and 29 April - 1 May 1918
  • Departed Mare Island 3 May 1918
  • Returned to Mare Island 17 October 1920
  • Decommissioned 15 June 1922
  • Sold 25 September 1922 to M. Levin and Sons of San Francisco, CA
  • Towed from Mare Island 28 November 1922
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 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-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.

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Frank W. Peck, USNRF1918
    02LTJG Eric D. M. Pitman, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-277
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