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USCGC Newbury
ex-USS SC-70



Call sign:
George - Tare - Jig - Dog

SC-70 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the John H. Mathis Co., Camden, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-70, 16 February 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 15 January 1920 and named USCGC Newbury at Key West, FL
  • Named for a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I
  • Loaned to the Prohibition Commissioner on 10 March 1922
  • In October 1922, she arrived at Curtis Bay, MD, her equipment was removed and stored
  • Sold 11 December 1923
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three Standard 220bhp gasoline engines, three shafts.
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