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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Have - Nan - Sail

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Zed - Boy

North Star call sign (1927):
Mike - Dog - Preparatory - Love

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the Camden Anchor-Rockland Machine Co., Camden, ME
  • Commissioned USS SC-407, 16 January 1919
  • Grounded twice while assigned to Naval Radio Station Otter Cliffs, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Following her second grounding she was towed to Boston by Chewink (Minesweeper No. 39), where she was found to be to badly damaged to repair
  • Sold 21 April 1920 to the Tamarack Co. of Pawtucket, RI
  • Registered in 1927 to Dr. Joel E. Goldthwait of Boston, MA as the yacht North Star
  • Registered in 1931 to Larence Schivilla of Boston as the fishing boat North Star
  • Registered in 1933 to Henry H. Bloom of Dorchester, MA as the freighter North Star and in 1935 as the Cod fishing boat North Star
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 75 t.
    1927 - 88 t.
    1931 - 79 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 105'
  • Beam 13' 6"
    1927 - 15'
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1927 - 7.9'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 17
    1927 - Four
    1931 - 13
    1933 - Three
    1935 - 12
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220shp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-407 66k c. 1919
    Otter Cliffs, Bar Harbor, ME
    Photos from the collection of Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor, Maine
    Jonathan Eno
    SC-407 49k
    SC-407 88k c. 1919
    Grounded at Otter Cliffs, Bar Harbor, ME
    Photos from the collection of Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor, Maine
    SC-407 115k
    SC-407 119k
    SC-407 102k
    SC-407 95k
    SC-407 67k

    Commanding Officers
    01Boatswain W. J. Smith, USNJuly 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-407
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