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USCGC Tingard (CGSC 183)

Call sign (1922):
George - Vice - Jig - Tare

Call sign (1933):
Negative - Roger - King - King

ex-USS SC-183

Call sign (1919):
George - Boy - Vice - Fox

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

SC-183 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down in 1918 by the International Shipbuilding and Marine Engine Co., Upper Nyack, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-183, 27 April 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 21 October 1919
  • Commissioned USCGC Tingard (CGSC 183), 22 January 1920 at San Pedro, CA
  • Named for Watertender Raymond H. Tingard, USCG a member of the crew of the USCGC Seneca in an attempt to save the coal-laden steamer Wellington after that vessel had been torpedoed on 16
    September 1918. Tingard was Posthumously awarded the Navy Cross
  • Decommissioned 13 October 1924 at San Francisco, CA
  • She was then stationed at San Diego, CA in January 1923
  • Recommissioned 1 February 1926
  • During the 1930s she was homeported in Oakland, CA
  • Decommissioned 3 June 1937
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1933 - 83 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1933 - 4' 11"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • 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-183 67k Maddie Hall
    SC-183 88k SC-183, SC-51 and SC-242

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-183
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