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U.S. Army Artillery Steamer V-8
ex-USS SC-279



Call sign:
George - Tare - Nan - Fox

SC-279 served both the U. S. Navy and the Army.


SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA
  • Launched 21 August 1917
  • Commissioned 11 April 1918
  • Conducted trial runs 13 April, 24 April and 29 April 1918
  • Departed Mare Island 3 May 1918
  • Transferred to the War Department 2 October 1919 and reclassified Artillery Steamer, V-8
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 98 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
    1920 - 105'
  • Beam 17'
    1920 - 14.5'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
    1920 - 9.2'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1920 - Five
  • Armament: One 3"/23 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 - 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. Darryl L. Baker

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-279
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