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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Cast - Fox - Mike

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Commissioned 1 April 1918
  • Sold 25 September 1922 to the Cuyamel Fruit Co. of New Orleans, LA
  • Registered in 1926 to N. B. Cobb of New Orleans as the freight boat Golden Girl
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1926 - 83 t.
  • Length 110'
    1926 - 105'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1926 - 14.5'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1926 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1926 - Three
  • 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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    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

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS John Pickering Thomas, USNRF1 April 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-270
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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