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SC-177 call sign:
George - Tare - Love - Dog

SC-177 call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Love - Rush


Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Xray - Zed

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down as SC-405 by Rocky River Drydock, Rocky River, OH
  • Delivered 24 October 1918
  • Damaged during her trial runs SC-405 was repaired and reclassified SC-177 which was transferred to France to replace her
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • 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-405 396k At Rocky River, OH Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    SC-405 396k 13 January 1919
    Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
    Machine foundation for the Marine Railway under construction. Ships in the background include: USS Asheville (Gunboat No. 21), fitting out at extreme left; USS SC-405, in left center; USS Roe (Destroyer No. 24), in center, on the opposite side of the pier, with other destroyers beyond her
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45246
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 21 October 2020

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS George D. Atwood, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-405
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