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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
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, NYCommissioned USS SC-27, 8 November 1917Transferred 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 ISold 29 January 1923Fate unknown.
SpecificationsDisplacement 85 t.Length 110'Beam 14' 8.75"Max Draft (fl) 5' 8"Speed 18 kts.Complement 27Armament: 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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Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42579
|01||ENS Milton Page Wilson, USN||1918 - 1919|
There is no DANFS history available for SC-27
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