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YP-401 call sign:
Nan - Dog - Dog - Jig


Call sign (1919):
George - Tare - Pup - Fox

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

SC-294 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned 25 March 1918
  • Laid up at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA
  • Sold 13 March 1922 to Karl Henry Scheel of Seattle, WA for use as a yacht and named Tenino
  • Acquired in 1927 by Arthur Reynold Maeser of Hackensack, MN and renamed Pandora
  • Acquired in 1940 by Jack Conrad Anderson of Seldovia, AK for use as a freighter and renamed Monterey
  • Acquired by the Navy, designated as a District Patrol Craft, YP-401 and transferred 22 January 1944 to the Coast Guard for patrol duty between Cape Ommany and Cape Muzon
  • Returned to Navy custody 24 October 1945
  • Acquired in 1946 by Jack Westfall of Juneau, AK for use as a freighter and again named Monterey
  • Acquired in 1949 by Robert W. Vernon of Juneau for use as a yacht
  • Registered as a fishing boat in 1953
  • Acquired again in 1958 by Jack Westfall of Sitka, AK
  • Acquired in 1970 by Richard Patrick Berry of Kenmore, WA
  • Out of documentation in 1984
  • 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 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
    Northern Pacific 124k USS Northern Pacific stranded off Fire Island, New York, after going aground on 1 January 1919. USS SC-294 and several boats are alongside
    U.S. Navy photo NH 44756
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Edward M. Davidson, USNRF25 March 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-294
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