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USCGC Vaughan



Call sign (1924):
Nan - Item - Tare - Dog

ex-USS SC-152



Call sign (1919):
George - Boy - Tare - Dog

SC-152 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard


SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Commissioned USS SC-152, 17 January 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 22 January 1919 and named USCGC Vaughan at Key West, FL
  • Named for a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I
  • Transferred to San Diego, CA
  • Decommissioned 28 March 1928 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft (fl) 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 220bhp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-152)
    SC-152 107k c. 1918
    Boca Grande, FL
    Astern of SC-153
    John Anderson
    SC-152 113k c. 1918
    Boca Grande, FL
    Airing bunting
    USCGC Vaughan
    SC-152 141k c. 1925
    San Pedro, CA
    U.S. Coast Guard photo
    Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS William M. Burdine, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-152
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