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USCGC Taylor (CGSC 153)

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

ex-USS SC-153

Call sign:
George - Boy - Tare - Fox

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

SC-153 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Commissioned USS SC-153, 14 February 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 22 November 1919
  • Commissioned USCGC Taylor (CGSC 153), 16 May 1920
  • Decommissioned 19 August 1921
  • Loaned to the Prohibition Commissioner 10 March 1922
  • Returned to the Coast Guard 23 September 1922
  • Decommissioned 1 January 1923 at Coast Guard Depot, South Baltimore, MD
  • Sold 11 December 1925 to George Johnson of Baltimore, MD for $493.00
  • Registered in 1931 to Frank Favaloro of Gloucester, MA as the fishing boat St. Rita
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1931 - 80 t.
  • Length 110'
    1931 - 105.4'
  • Beam 14' 9"
    1931 - 16.3'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1931 - 8.1'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
    1931 - 12
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220bhp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-153
    SC-152 107k c. 1918
    Boca Grande, FL
    Moored forward of SC-152
    John Anderson
    SC-153 39k c. 1918
    USCGC Taylor (CGSC 153)
    SC-153 6k

    Electrician 1/c Francis Joseph Taylor, USCG, a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I

    Remember the Tampa!

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Chester Kennison, USNRF1918
    01ENS Leon L. White, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-153
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