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SC-291



Call sign:
George - Tare - Pup - Boy

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned 27 March 1918
  • Decommissioned 18 February 1920 at Puget Sound
  • Sold 3 September 1920 to H. T. West of Seattle, WA for $17,400
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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-291 126k Crossing the Caribbean Sea. The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-291 126k c. January 1919
    An American submarine chaser loaded with troops from the stranded USS Northern Pacific off Fire Island, NY leaving for the military hospitals near New York Harbor.
    National Archives photo RG-165WW, Fiche 1184
    Dan Treadwell
    Northern Pacific 116k Northern Pacific stranded off Fire Island, New York, in early January 1919, with USS SC-291 off her stern debarking wounded troops, and other ships standing by further offshore. An HS-1 type seaplane is overhead.
    Collection of James Lee, USNRF.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 1023
    Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-291
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