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USCGC Cygan



Call sign (1924):
Nan - Item - Cast - Pup


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

ex-USS SC-335



Call sign (1919):
George - Cast - Have - Fox

SC-335 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard


SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Barret Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, AL
  • Commissioned USS SC-335, 18 April 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 22 November 1919 and commissioned USCGC Cygan
  • Named for a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I
  • This vessel was first stationed at Key West, FL. She was towed to San Francisco, CA in 1922. From 1925 to 1927 she was homeported at Ketchikan, AK. She later returned to San Francisco
    as her homeport
  • Decommissioned 20 May 1936
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1922 - 15
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-335
    SC-335 70k c. 1918
    From the collection of Fred C. Durre, Fort Myers, FL
    Rick Bostelman
    USCGC Cygan
    SC-335 180k c. 1920s
    Post card of Coast Guard Cutter Cygan in Alaskan waters
    Dave King

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-335
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