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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Pup - Boy

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned USS SC-291, 27 March 1918
  • Decommissioned 18 February 1920 at Puget Sound
  • Sold 3 September 1920 to H. T. West of Seattle, WA for $17,400 and named Gloria West
  • Registered in 1927 to Frank Von Loon of Seattle as a fishing boat
  • Registered in 1931 to the McCallum Legas Fish Co. of Seattle as the fishing boat Gloria West
  • Registered in 1935 to John S. York of Seattle
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 87 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.7'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.7'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.4'
  • Speed 18 kts. (1920 - Reduced to 14 kts.)
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Five
    1935 - Four
  • 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 (1920 - Removed one engine and center shaft).
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-291
    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
    SC-291 126k Crossing the Caribbean Sea The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-291 126k c. January 1919
    An American submarine chaser loaded with troops from the stranded USS Northern Pacific off Fire Island, NY leaving for the military hospitals near New York Harbor
    National Archives photo RG-165WW, Fiche 1184
    Dan Treadwell
    Northern Pacific 116k Northern Pacific stranded off Fire Island, New York, in early January 1919, with USS SC-291 off her stern debarking wounded troops, and other ships standing by further offshore. An HS-1 type seaplane is overhead
    Collection of James Lee, USNRF
    U.S. Navy photo NH 1023
    Naval Historical Center
    Gloria West
    SC-291 35k Photo from the October 1920 edition of Pacific Motor Boat magazine Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Harry B. George, USNRF1918
    02ENS Cecil G. Burwell, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-291
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
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