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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Nan - Sail

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned 19 June 1918
  • Decommissioned 28 August 1919 at Coco Solo, Canal Zone
  • Sold 13 March 1922 to the Colon Import and Export Co., Ltd. of Colon, Republic of Panama
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • 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-288 232k 14 May 1917
    Puget Sound Navy Yard showing the laying of the keel of submarine chaser No. 288
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 118239
    Mike Green
    SC-288 84k 8 June 1917
    SC-288, SC-289, and SC-290 during construction at Puget Sound Navy Yard, WA
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-288 295k 31 July 1917
    Puget Sound Navy Yard showing the launching of submarine chaser No. 288
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 118241
    Mike Green
    SC-288 195k Line drawings by A. D. Baker, III from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    SC-288 122k

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Lea Brennan, USNRF1918
    02LTJG Thorlaf Wetteland, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-288
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