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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
U.S. Army Artilleery Steamer V-12
George - Tare - Nan - Have
SC-280 served both the U. S. Navy and the Army
SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard, Mare Island, CALaunched 6 September 1917Commissioned USS SC-280, 18 April 1918Conducted trial runs 13, 18, 24 and 25 April, 29 April, 6 May, 10 May, 15 May and 18 May 1918Entered Dry Dock No. 2, 29 May to 3 June 1918Back into Dry Dock No. 2, 5 - 10 June 1918Departed Mare Island 11 June 1918Transferred to the War Department 6 October 1919 and reclassified Artillery Steamer, V-12Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 85 t.Length 110'1920 - 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-280
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