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U.S. Army Artillery Steamer V-4
ex-USS SC-108

Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - George - Sail

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser

  • Laid down at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC
  • Commissioned USS SC-108, 21 February 1918
  • Transferred to the War Department 18 September 1919 and reclassified Artillery Steamer V-4
  • Registered in 1927 to Peter Busalacchi of Boston, MA as the fishing boat Mao III
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
    1927 - 80 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1927 - 14.6'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1927 - 8.1'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 26
    1927 - Five
  • 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-108 90k Subchaser Archives

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Daniel H. Fordham, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-108
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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