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USCGC Smith



Call sign (1922):
George - Vice - King - Quack

ex-USS SC-155



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

SC-155 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-155, 11 April 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 22 November 1919 at Key West, FL and commissioned USCGC Smith
  • Named for a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I
  • In 1923 she was sent to the West Coast and remained stationed at Ketchikan, AK until 1925, then stationed at Oakland, CA
  • Decommissioned 2 June 1937
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220shp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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