September 2008 Newly posted are two images showing the launching of submarine chaser SC 288. SC 288 was built at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, and served in the Canal Zone during the war.
In this case the launching was accomplished by lowering the chaser by crane into the water.
September 6, 2008 marks the 80th anniversary of the death of my great uncle, Lt. George S. Dole, who served as CO of submarine chaser SC 93 during the war and as CO of SC 354 after. He died young, only 43 years old.