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SC-323



Call sign:
George - Tare - Quack - Love


Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Vice - George

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by Kyle and Purdy, City Island, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-323, 5 December 1917
  • Sold 11 May 1921 to John B. Paine of Boston, MA as the yacht 323
  • Registered in 1935 to Murray Spigel of Providence, RI as the freight boat 323
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
    1935 - 89 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.4'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 15.5'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.1'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Four
    1935 - Five
  • 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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    SC-45 112k SC-220, SC-221 in foreground left to right (skipping the lefthand chasers that has no visible hull number), SC-46, SC-47, SC-45 and SC-323 in background left to right)
    Photo courtesy of Al Tilley
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    SC-222 298k Original photo: Group of chasers, possibly at Brest, France. Left to right: SC 271, SC 164, SC 272, SC 343, SC 181, SC 222, SC 254, SC 356, SC 323, SC 206, SC 346. En route home or to post-war assignments. During the war all of these chasers served at Queenstown, Ireland (and most also served at Plymouth, England). After the war, half a dozen from this group went on to serve in the clearing of the North Sea mine barrage
    Replacement photo: c. 1918
    Group of chasers at Passage West, near Queenstown (Cobh), County Cork, Ireland
    Original photo: The Sub Chaser Archives
    Replacement photo: Paul O'Farrell
    SC-252 409k c. 1918
    Ponta Delgada, Azores
    U.S. Navy submarine chasers in the harbor, seen from the south. Present are: SC-337, SC-125, SC-325, SC-349, SC-252, SC-323, SC-216, SC-220, SC-346, SC-345, SC-221, SC-87
    and others
    Postcard photo. Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN, (Ret), 1983
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95227
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    SC-91 73k c. 1919
    SC-221, SC-222, SC-323, SC-325, SC-220 and SC-91

    Commanding Officers
    01LT William T. Shaw, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)5 December 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-323
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