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USCGC Richards (CGSC 27)

Call sign (1920):
George - Vice - King - Jig


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

SC-27 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-27, 8 November 1917
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 13 November 1919 and named USCGC Richards (CGSC 27)
  • Named for Seaman John Irving Richards, USCG of Dorchester, MA a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I
  • Sold 29 January 1923 to J. M. Kenny of Baltimore, MD for $251.00
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Max Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One single 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three Standard 220hp gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-27 167k c. 1918
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42579
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Milton Page Wilson, USN1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-27
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