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USCGC Mehalatos



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

ex-USS SC-197



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

SC-197 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard


SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the General Shipbuilding and Aero Corp., Alexandria, VA
  • Commissioned USS SC-197, 15 April 1918
  • Decommissioned 12 August 1919 at Norfolk, VA
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 14 November 1919 at Norfolk, VA and named USCGC Mehalatos
  • Named for a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I
  • Her equipment was removed and stored at the USCG Depot at Curtis Bay, MD in December 1922
  • Sold 29 January 1923
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110"
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • 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
  • Propulsion: Three 220bhp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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