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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Dog - Watch

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Commissioned 9 February 1918
  • Sold 20 December 1921 to Steve Bellos of Mobile, AL and named Gypsy
  • Registered in 1926 to Ralph S. Thomas of Everett, MA as the fishing boat Gypsy
  • Renamed Irma 1927
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1926 - 79 t.
    1927 - 80 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.4'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1927 - 15.3'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1927 - 8.1'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 17
    1926 - Seven
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220shp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-263 389k c. 1921
    Out of commission at Northern Ave., Boston, MA
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
    Boston Public Library

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Warren T. Mayers, USNRF1918
    02Boatswain Perley S. Warren, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-263
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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