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USCGC Richards
ex-USS SC-27


SC-27 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-27, 8 November 1917
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 13 November 1919 and named USCGC Richards
  • Sold 29 January 1923
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Max Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One single 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three Standard 220hp gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-27 167k c. 1918
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42579
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Milton Page Wilson, USN1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-27
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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