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SC-72



Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Dog - Vice

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the Mathis Yacht Building C0., Camden, NJ
  • Commissioned 21 March 1918 and assigned to the Fourth Naval District
  • Sold 4 November 1921 to C. F. W. Holler of Christiansted, Saint Croix, Virgin Islands
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Max Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One single 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three Standard 220hp gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    SC-72 & 211 273k SC-211 trailed by SC-72
    Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN (Medical Service Corps), 1973.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 78198
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    SC-72, 111, 212, 270, 210, 165 & 211 243k "Boy" division of submarine chasers. In the harbor of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, January 1919. SCs present include: SC-111; SC-72; SC-212; SC-270; SC-210; SC-165; SC-211. Note "B" division markings on each ship's bow.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 91191

    Commanding Officers
    01Chief Boatswain Walter A. Bell, USNRF1918
    02ENS Charles L. Downing, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-72
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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