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USCGC Deering (CGSC 333)
ex-USS SC-333

Call sign:
George - Cast - Have - Boy

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Vice - Tare

SC-333 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Barrett Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, AL
  • Commissioned USS SC-333, 26 January 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 9 February 1920 at New Orleans, LA and commissioned USCGC Deering (CGSC 333)
  • Named for Fireman William Francis Deering, USCG, who was a crewman killed in action aboard the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I
  • Taken over from the Navy 3 June 1920 at New Orleans, LA
  • She was based out of Galveston, Texas, during her short Coast Guard career. She was ordered transferred from Galveston to the Brazos River during the hurricane season
  • Placed out of service and sold 2 October 1922 for $1,055 S. E. Smith of Port Lavaca, TX
  • Registered in 1931 to Charles Liering of Houston, TX as the freighter Houtex
  • Registered in 1935 to the Edwards-Butcher Transportation Co. of Houston, TX as the tow boat Houtex
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1935 - 92 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1920 - 16
    1935 - Six
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    SC-156 & SC-333 226k 26 January 1918
    Naval Aviation Training Station, Warrington Beach, Pensacola, FL
    SC-156 and SC-333 alongside a floating hangar built to house the DN-1, the Navy’s first airship
    U.S. Army Signal Corps photo 111-SC-2916 from the National Archives
    David Upton

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-333
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