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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign (1919):
George - Tare - Nan - Rush

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Sail - Quack

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA
  • Launched 27 April 1918
  • Commissioned 6 May 1918
  • Conducted trial runs 9, 15, 18, 25 and 28 May 1918
  • Entered Dry Dock No. 2, 29 May - 3 June 1918
  • Conducted additional trial run 4 June 1918
  • Departed Mare Island 7 June 1918
  • Sold 25 February 1924 to the United Fruit Co. of Panama City, Republic of Panama
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun 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-286/287 103k SC-287 being launched at Mare Island Navy Yard on 27 April 1918. She was the last of her type constructed at the yard. The just launched SC-286 can be seen on the right Darryl L. Baker
    USS SC-287
    Agamemnon 85k Agamemnon (ID 3004) arriving in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, circa late 1918 or the first part of 1919, returning the U.S. Army's 102nd Infantry from Europe. USS SC-287 is
    at left.
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 57479
    Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-287
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