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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Dog - Vice

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Rush - George

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Commissioned USS SC-262, 9 February 1918
  • Sold 20 December 1921 to Steve Bellos of Mobile, AL
  • Acquired in late 1920's by Edward D. Payne of New York, NY and named Dusty Miller
  • Registered in 1926 to Anson McCook Beard of New York, NY as the yacht Dusty Miller
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1926 - 82 t.
  • Length 110'
    1926 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1926 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1921 - Seven
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-262 66k Photo from the T. Woofenden Collection The Sub Chaser Archives

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Frederick Allerton Read, Jr., USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)9 February 1918
    02ENS Lee Katz, USNRF1918
    03ENS T. J. Cossey, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history currently available for SC-262
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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