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HMCS Marauder (FY 03)

HMCS Marauder call sign:
Charlie - George - King - Mike

ex-USS SC-308

Call sign:
George - Tare - Quack - Dog

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Tare - Tare

SC-308 served the Navies of the United States and Canada

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned USS SC-308, 23 February 1918
  • SC-308 saw service along the coast of Mexico
  • Entered Mare Island Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA 11 June 1921
  • Sold 25 September 1922 to M. Levin and Sons of San Francisco, CA
  • Towed from Mare Island 28 November 1922
  • Acquired in 1930 by the Pacific and Foreign Navigation Co. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and named Hurry Home
  • Acquired by the Pachena Fishing and Navigation Co., Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Renamed Marauder in 1938
  • Acquired in 1939 by the Royal Canadian Navy and commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy Fisherman's Reserve (FR) as HMCS Marauder (FY 03)
  • Acquired in 1949 by Francis Millerd and Co., Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Foundered 18 December 1951 half way between Pine Island and Scarlett Point, British Columbia.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft (fl) 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
    Replaced by two 420hp Liberty gasoline engines in 1949, two shafts.
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    USS SC-308
    SC-288 195k Line drawings by A. D. Baker, III from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    SC-288 122k
    SC-308 123k Possibly a post-war photo, shows the chaser without her deck gun, bearing indicator or Y-gun John Parrott
    SC-308 160k John Parrott's grandfather, John Clifford Parrott, (directly behind the officer on the right, with cap halfway back on head), served aboard the SC-308 in 1918-1919
    HMCS Marauder (FY 03)
    SC-308 59k Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers USS SC-308
    01ENS Chester M. Latimer, USNRF1918
    02ENS Leslie H. Baier, USNRF1919
    Commanding Officers HMCS Marauder
    01Coxswain Duncan Alexander Sim, FR, RCNR1 January 1941
    02Coxswain Patrick Hope, RCNR12 January 1942
    03Coxswain Wallace Garnet Grant, FR, RCNVR22 July 1942
    04Coxswain Angus Neish, RCNR16 April 1943
    05Coxswain Thomas Arthur Mulhern, FR, RCNR29 June 1942
    06Coxswain Joseph H. MacLeod, FR, RCNR26 June 1943
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-308
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