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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Pup - Nan

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

Mary Irene call sign (1948):
William - King - Fox - William

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned 25 April 1918
  • Laid up at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA
  • Acquired in 1920 by the Seattle Fisheries Association of Seattle, WA and named Joseph Kildahl
  • Sold 22 June 1921 to Melville Dollar of Walithy Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and renamed Rio Bonita
  • Registered in 1948 to California Gulf Traders, Inc. of Vista, CA as the fishing boat Mary Irene
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 77 t.
    1948 - 99 t.
  • Length 110'
    1948 - 104.6'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1948 - 15.5'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1948 - 8.8'
  • Speed 18 kts.
    1920 - Reduced to 14 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1920 - Nine
    1948 - Six
  • 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 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-300 36k Photo from the January 1922 edition of Motor Boat magazine Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS James B. Blee, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-300
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