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SC-331



Call sign:
George - Tare - Quack - Vice

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Smith and Williams Co., Salisbury, MD
  • Commissioned 13 March 1918
  • Sold 29 April 1921 to Jannis Thom of New Orleans, LA
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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 screws.
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    SC-223 122k At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, on 2 April 1918. The subchasers present include, from left to right: SC-223, SC-221,
    SC-136
    , SC-331, SC-332, SC-222, SC-89 or SC-189, SC-134, SC-133, SC-138 (probably), SC-135, SC-91 or SC-191, and one boat whose number is not visible.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 75528
    Naval Historical Center
    Chestnut Hill 105k Chestnut Hill (ID 2526) refueling a submarine chaser (probably SC-331), at sea in October 1918, while she was escorting a group of submarine chasers from Bermuda to the Azores.
    Collection of George K. Beach, who was a crewmember of USS SC-331 at the time.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99635
    SC-356 88k In an Azores harbor with other ships of the U.S. and foreign navies, circa October 1918. The six subchasers in the left center of the view, with bows to the camera, are (from left to right): SC-223, SC-330, SC-180, SC-353, SC-331 and (probably) SC-356. Ships nested with them, to the right, include a "bird" type minesweeper and two converted yacht patrol vessels.
    Collection of George K. Beach, who was a crewmember of USS SC-331 at the time.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99742
    SC-331 69k With anchor detail at work on her foredeck, circa 1918.
    Collection of George K. Beach.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 91188
    SC-331 116k At Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, early in 1919.
    Collection of George K. Beach.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 91188

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-331
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