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Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Nan - Mike

Sunk 27 August 1918

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in 1917 by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-209 in March 1918
  • Sunk by gunfire from Felix Taussig (ID 2282), 27 August 1918 south of Long Island, NY at 40 8' N., 73 12' W. Mistaken for enemy submarine, 18 lives lost, two officers and 16 men, four wounded
  • Struck from the Naval Register in late 1919.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Max Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220bhp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-209 123k National Archives photo RG-165-WW, Fiche 1358 Dan Treadwell
    SC-209 224k Submarine Chasers at sea in August 1918 with USS SC-209 in the lead
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 63449
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-209
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