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Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Xray - Zed


SC-177 call sign:
George - Tare - Love - Dog

SC-177 call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Love - Rush

Serafina N call sign(1948):
William - George - George - How

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down as SC-177 by Matthews Boat Co., Port Clinton, OH
  • Reclassified SC-405 after the original SC-405 which was being transferred to France was damaged during trial runs
  • This hull was exchanged with SC-405 and delivered to France and reclassified C-84
  • SC-405 was then reclassified SC-177
  • Commissioned USS SC-405, 31 October 1917
  • Sold 21 November 1921 to E. G. Carey of Baltimore, MD
  • Registered in 1933 to Philip Nicastro of Gloucester, MA as the Cod fishing boat Serafina N
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1933 - 80 t.
  • Length 110'
    1933 - 104.1'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1933 - 8.1'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1933 - 14
    1948 - Eight
  • 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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    SC-177 114k USS George Washington (ID 3018), at right anchored at Brest, France, with President Woodrow Wilson on board, 13 December 1918. USS Pennsylvania (Battleship No. 38), which had escorted George Washington across the Atlantic, is in the center distance. Passing by in the foreground is SC-405
    U.S. Army Signal Corps photo from the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo NH 53897
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS George D. Atwood, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-177
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