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U.S. Army Artillery Steamer V-1
ex-USS SC-414

Call sign (1919):
George - Have - Pup - Fox

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

SC-414 served the U. S. Navy and Army

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by the College Point Boat Corp., College Point, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-414, 24 December 1918
  • Transferred to the War Department 2 September 1919 and reclassified Artillery Steamer, V-1
  • Returned to Mare Island 20 January 1920
  • Decommissioned 15 February 1920
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 98 t.
  • Length 110'
    1920 - 105'
  • Beam 17'
    1920 - 14.5'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
    1920 - 9.2'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1920 - Five
  • Armament: One 3"/23 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-414 65k 19 December 1918
    Photo by Morris Rosenfeld and the College Point Boat Corporation
    Original photo: Russell D. Jalbert
    Replacement photo: Joe Radigan
    SC-414 43k 19 December 1918
    Photo by Morris Rosenfeld and the College Point Boat Corporation
    Russell D. Jalbert
    SC-413 208k Troops of the 54th Pioneer Infantry Regiment in formation at Newport News, Virginia, after arriving from Europe on USS Artemis (ID-2187) on 26 June 1919. U.S. Army barge No. 856 is in the left background, with a loaded coal barge astern. U.S. Navy submarine chasers SC-413 and SC-414 are alongside the pier at right
    Photographed by Holladay, Newport News, Virginia
    Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105773-B
    Robert Hurst
    Walter A. Luckenbach 99k Panoramic photograph of the 323rd Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army unit's personnel paraded on the waterfront at Newport News, Virginia, immediately after their return to the United States from Europe on board USS Walter A. Luckenbach (ID 3171), 1919. Walter A. Luckenbach is alongside the pier in the left center background. SC-414 is seen
    bow-on, alongside the pier in the right center
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104733
    SC-414 518k Original photo: At Newport News, Virginia, in 1919. Soldiers paraded in the foreground are members of the 323rd Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, who had just
    arrived from Europe
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007
    U.S. Navy photo NH 104733-B
    Original photo: Naval Historical Center
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Frank Durand, Jr., USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-414
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