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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign (1919):
George - Boy - Watch - Vice

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Nan - Nan

Sea Rambler call sign (1948):
William - George - Peter - Love

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-210, 18 March 1918
  • Sold 23 April 1930 to Arthur G. Banks of Los Angeles, CA
  • Registered in 1933 to J. R. Lawson, Jr. of Messick, VA as the yacht Sea Rambler
  • Registered in 1948 to John R. Lawson of Hampton, VA as the fishing boat Sea Rambler
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 98 t.
    1933 - 76 t.
  • Length 110'
    1933 - 104.3'
  • Beam 17'
    1933 - 14.9'
  • Draft 6' 6"
    1933 - 8.6'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1948 - Six
  • Armament: One 3"/23 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-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;
    . Note "B" division markings on each ship's bow
    U.S. Navy photo NH 91191
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-210
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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