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U.S. Army Artillery Steamer V-5
ex-USS SC-267

Call sign:
George - Cast - Fox - Jig

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

SC-267 served both the U. S. Navy and Army

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Commissioned USS SC-267, 5 April 1918
  • She was assigned to the First Naval District (northeastern New England) for the rest of World War I, and for several months following the 11 November 1918 Armistice
  • Transferred to the War Department 18 September 1919 and reclassified as Artillery Steamer, V-5
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-267 83k Photo from "The Cinderellas of the Fleet" by LTJG William Washburn Nutting, Construction Corps, USNRF Joe Radigan
    SC-267 71k c. April 1918
    Alongside a pier at Wakefield, Massachusetts, circa 1918-1919. The freighter Clio is on the pier's other side. This may be the same ship that briefly served as USS Clio (ID 2578)
    Photographed by Alton H. Blackinton, Boston, Massachusetts
    U.S. Navy photo NH 41990
    Naval Historical Center
    SC-267 83k c. 1918/1919
    "Y-Gun" Depth Charge Thrower, with depth charges in place, on board U.S. Navy Submarine Chaser 267 (SC-267), at a First Naval District (northeastern New England) port
    Photographed by Alton H. Blackinton, Boston, Massachusetts
    U.S. Navy photo NH 41995

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Louis M. Watson, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-267
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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