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USCGC Talley (CGSC 334)
ex-USS SC-334

Call sign:
George - Cast - Have - Dog

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

Houston Pilot No. 2 call sign (1927):
Mike - Fox - Preparatory - William

Houston Pilot No. 2 call sign (1935):
King - Love - Fox - Yoke

SC-334 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-334, 4 March 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Talley (CGSC 334) 9 February 1920 at New Orleans, LA
  • She was sent to the Brazos River in June 1920
  • Sold 2 October 1922 to Stanley E. Smith of Port Lavaca, TX
  • Registered in 1927 to Joseph Weikerth of Houston, TX as the pilot boat Houston Pilot No. 2
  • Registered in 1935 to Charles O'Brien of Houston
  • "Old Wormie's" fate is unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 110 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 105.2'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 15'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1920 - 16
    1927 - 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
    Removed center shaft and replaced engines with two 500hp diesel engines
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC 334
    SC-45, 334, 110 & 47 68k The four inboard chasers are SC-46, SC-334, SC-110 and SC-47
    Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment
    Joe Radigan
    USCGC Talley (CGSC 334)
    SC-334 11k

    Fireman John Edgar Talley, USCG, a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I

    Remember the Tampa!
    Houston Pilot No. 2
    SC-334 85k Photo courtesy of the Port of Houston Authority Houston History magazine

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS H. P. Clark, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-334
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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