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Call sign:
George - Tare - Quack - Fox

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Tare - Vice

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned 18 May 1918
  • Sold 20 January 1921 to the Starland Investment Co. (William Dallas "Dall" DeWeese) of Seattle, WA for use as a yacht and named Reindeer
  • Acquired in 1925 by William J. Butt of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and renamed Coreseus
  • Acquired in 1929 by Bush Investment, Ltd. (W. P. Dewees) of Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 1930 by Frank D. Lundy of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1931 by Henry Haskamp, Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1936 by Arthur D. Dawe of Saanichton, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 1938 by Joseph M. Troya and George Wilder, Vancouver and renamed Evelina M.
  • Acquired in 1939 by Maurice G. Troop of Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 1940 by Pan Marino Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1942 by Seymour Navigation Co. Ltd. of North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 1944 by Reginald G. Burdick of West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 1946 by the Pacific Drydock Co., Ltd. of Vancouver and renamed Xanadu
  • Acquired in 1951 by James Hoffar of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1955 by the Maple Grove Lumber Company Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1962 by Highland Management, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1963 by Bayshore Yacht Charters, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1969 by Bayshore Motor Vessels, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1971 by Moan-Wardie Enterprises, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1972 by F.M.I. Investments, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Renamed Araucano in 1975
  • Acquired in 1979 by Peter Elliott, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1991-2003 by Duchess Enterprises, Inc. of Victoria, British Columbia and renamed Duchess of Bremerton
  • Scrapped in 2001 at Bamfield, British Columbia.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
    Reduced to 14 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
    1921 - Removed center engine and shaft. Later repowered with two Fairbanks Morse 6-cylinder diesel engines and later with triple 185hp Gray Marine 6-71 diesel engines (Years unknown).

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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
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Thomas James Reynolds, USNRFOctober 1918
    02ENS John J. O'Donnell, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-309
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