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USCGC Newbury (CGSC 70)
ex-USS SC-70

Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Dog - Sail

SC-70 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at the Mathis Yacht Building C0., Camden, NJ
  • Commissioned USS SC-70, 16 February 1918 and assigned to the USS Jouett (Destroyer No. 41) Group and the USS Salem (Cruiser No. 3) Group, with service in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 15 January 1920 and named USCGC Newbury (CGSC 70)
  • Named for Coxswain Carl S. Newbury of the USCGC Seneca who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross "for services in attempting to save the British merchant steamer Wellington after she had
    been torpedoed by a German submarine, and who lost his life when the Wellington foundered on 17 September 1918
  • Loaned to the Prohibition Commissioner 10 March 1922
  • Returned to Coast Guard 14 October 1922 at Curtis Bay, MD and laid up
  • Decommissioned 1 January 1923
  • Sold 11 December 1925 to George Johnson of Baltimore, MD
  • Registered in 1933 to The Mary W. [Co.] of South Boston, MA as the Cod fishing boat Mary W.
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1933 - 80 t.
  • Length 110'
    1933 - 104.4'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1933 - 15'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1933 - 8.1'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1920 - 16
    1933 - 12
  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Harry C. Flaherty, USNRF16 February 1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-70
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