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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Pup - Cast

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned 27 March 1918
  • Sold 3 May 1921 to the Barbare Brothers of Tacoma, WA
  • Acquired by the Seattle Fisheries Association of Seattle, WA and named The Seattle Chief
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
    1920 - 14 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1920 - Nine
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one "Y-gun" depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts
    1920 - Removed center engine and shaft.

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    Size Image Description Source
    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-292 83k Underway in harbor, circa 1918. She was one of the submarine chasers which took the troops and crew off the transport USS Northern Pacific, when the transport went aground off Fire Island, New York, on 1 January 1919
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42594
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Mark L. Beauchamp, USNRF1918
    02ENS William Bruce May, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-292
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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