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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Pup - King

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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned 13 April 1918
  • Entered Mare Island Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA 22 April 1919
  • Decommissioned 2 July 1919 at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Sold 25 September 1920 to E. S. Hough, San Francisco, CA for $9,000
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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-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
    Kangaroo 96k In port, possibly at Key West, Florida, circa 1918-1919. USS SC-297 and USS SC-290 are in the background
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100657
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 20 November 2020

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Vernon B. Sprott, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-297
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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