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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
U.S. Army Artillery Steamer V-8
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, CALaunched 21 August 1917Commissioned 11 April 1918Conducted trial runs 13 April, 24 April and 29 April 1918Departed Mare Island 3 May 1918Transferred to the War Department 2 October 1919 and reclassified Artillery Steamer, V-8Fate 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 271920 - FiveArmament: 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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||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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