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U.S. Army Artillery Steamer V-9
ex-USS SC-281



Call sign:
George - Tare - Nan - Jig

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, CA
  • Launched 6 September 1917
  • Commissioned USS SC-281, 18 April 1918
  • Conducted trial runs 7, 8, 10, 14 - 15 May 1918
  • Entered Dry Dock No. 1, 17 - 24 May 1918
  • Entered Dry Dock No. 2, 5 - 10 June 1918
  • Departed Mare Island 11 June 1918
  • Transferred to the War Department 6 October 1919 and reclassified Artillery Steamer, V-9
  • Returned to Mare Island 20 January 1920
  • Decommissioned 15 February 1920
  • 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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