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U.S. Army Artillery Steamer V-11
ex-USS SC-276

Call sign:
George - Tare - Nan - Boy

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Sail - Boy

SC-276 served both the U. S. Navy and the Army

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA
  • Launched 20 July 1917
  • Commissioned USS SC-276, 9 April 1918
  • Conducted trial runs 18, 23, 29 April - 1 May 1918
  • Departed Mare Island 3 May 1918
  • Served in the First Naval District during World War I
  • Returned to Mare Island 13 September 1919
  • Decommissioned 20 October 1919
  • Transferred to the War Department 26 June 1920 and reclassified as an Artillery Steamer, V-11
  • 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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    SC-273 - 277 72k 7 June 1917
    SC-273, SC-274, SC-275, SC-276, and SC-277 during construction at Mare Island, CA.
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-273 - 277 102k Sub chasers hull number SC 273 - 277 on the building ways at Mare Island Navy Yard in 1917. The shipyard built 15 sub chasers during World War I Darryl L. Baker
    SC-273 - 280 40k Eight of the 15 sub chasers built at Mare Island during World War I are shown in this 1918 photo being outfitted. The vessels shown are from right to left are: SC-280, 279, 278, 277, 276, 275, 274 and 273
    USS SC-276
    SC-276 167k 3 May 1919
    Monterey, CA
    A "VLL" drive is on the pier
    Dan Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS John B. Winston, Jr., USNRF1918
    02ENS Warren T. Mayers, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-276
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