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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
U.S. Army Artillery Steamer V-9
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, CALaunched 6 September 1917Commissioned USS SC-281, 18 April 1918Conducted trial runs 7, 8, 10, 14 - 15 May 1918Entered Dry Dock No. 1, 17 - 24 May 1918Entered 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-9Returned to Mare Island 20 January 1920Decommissioned 15 February 1920Fate 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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