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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Quack - Have

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Tare - Xray

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned 18 May 1918
  • Laid up in 1920 at Navy Yard Mare Island, CA
  • Sold 4 February 1922 to M. Chechik of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Resold in 1922 to the Coal Harbor Wharf and Trading Co., Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Acquired in 1923 by the Vancouver Courtenay Transportation Co., Ltd. of Vancouver and named Trucilla
  • Acquired in 1930 by the Vancouver Barge Transportation Co., Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1939 by the Vancouver Tug Boat Co., Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1941 by the Vancouver Barge and Transportation Co., Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1958 By Raymond Lawrence of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1959 by Laurence A. Beale of New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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. Lewis machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three screws
    Replaced main engines in 1923 with three 135bhp 16-cylinder Standard Motor Car Co. diesel engines.
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    Size Image Description Source
    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-310 329k c. 1922
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Photo CVA 447-2730 by Walter E. Frost (1898-1988) from the City of Vancouver Archives
    Dan Boettcher

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Clay V. Wilson, USNRF1918
    02ENS Lyle G. Havens, USNRF1918 - 1919
    03ENS Raymond P. Farwell, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-310
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