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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.


  • 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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    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

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