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USCGC Tingard

Call sign (1922):
George - Vice - Jig - Tare

ex-USS SC-183

Call sign (1919):
George - Boy - Vice - Fox

SC-183 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in 1918 by the International Shipbuilding and Marine Engine Co., Upper Nyack, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-183, 27 April 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 21 October 1921 and commissioned USCGC Tingard at New London, CT
  • Named for a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I
  • Sent to San Pedro, CA
  • She was then stationed at San Diego, CA in January 1923
  • During the 1930s she was homeported in Oakland, CA
  • Decommissioned 3 June 1937
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 projetor "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-183 67k Maddie Hall
    SC-183 88k SC-183, SC-51 and SC-242.

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-183
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