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SC-296



Call sign:
George - Tare - Pup - Jig


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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned USS SC-296, 13 April 1918
  • Laid up at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA
  • Sold in 1920 to Brooks Gifford of Pasadena, CA and named Conquista
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 77 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • 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-296
    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
    MV Conquista
    SC-296 55k c. October 1921
    At foot of Wallingford Ave. Lake Union, Seattle, WA
    Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Gustave A. Moller, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-296
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