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SC-166



Call sign:
George - Boy - Tare - Rush


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

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Howard E. Wheeler, Brooklyn, NY
  • Delivered 1 March 1918 to the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-166, 23 March 1918
  • Assigned to the Second Naval District, and served in Newport, RI
  • Decommissioned 8 September 1919
  • Sold 24 June 1921 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA
  • Registered in 1927 to the Florida Railway and Navigation Co. of Key West, FL as the yacht Tamiami
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 79 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
    1927 - 14.9'
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1927 - Five
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-104 395k Inboard profile, inboard arrangement, deck plan, 110 foot U.S. submarine chaser
    U.S. Navy photo NH 83619
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    SC-166 186k c. 1918
    Off Naval Station Nantucket, MA
    From the collection of William Miller Wisner
    Neill Robins

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-166
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    by Todd Woofenden
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