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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive

U.S. Army Artillery Steamer V-2
ex-USS SC-234

Call sign:
George - Cast - Boy - Tare

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

SC-234 served both the U. S. Navy and Army

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-234, 21 February 1918
  • Transferred to the War Department 2 September 1919 and reclassified as Artillery Steamer, V-2
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 98 t.
  • Length 110'
    1920 - 105'
  • Beam 17'
    1920 - 14.5'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
    1920 - 9.2'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1920 - Five
  • 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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    Miramar 179k Miramar (SP 591) underway in the Delaware Bay region. SC-188, SC-234, and an unidentified SC along with some requisitioned menhaden fishing boats are in
    the background
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42545 by A. E. Gaynor
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01Boatswain Melvin de P. Long, USNRF1918 - 1919
    02ENS Samuel Anderson, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-234
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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