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USCGC Boone (WPC 335)

Boone call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Able - Zebra

ex-USS SC-229

Call sign (1919):
George - Cast - Boy - Nan

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Oboe - Pup - Nan

SC-229 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built at the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Commissioned USS SC-229, 23 January 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 14 August 1942 and commissioned USCGC Boone (WPC 335)
  • Struck from the Navy list 21 April 1944
  • Decommissioned 6 June 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 8 March 1946 and scrapped.


  • Displacement 85 t. (167 t. in 1943)
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
    1943 - Added two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Three 220shp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts
    Replaced by Hall-Scott gasoline engines.

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    SC-229 44k David Wright
    SC-229 56k U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Scene in the Naval Academy basin, circa the 1920s or 1930s. Vessels present are (from left to right center) SC-229, USS Reina Mercedes (IX-25) and USS Cumberland (IX-8)
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
    U.S. Navy photo NH 105485
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS John Knapp Hollins, USNRFOctober 1918
    02LTJG John H. Ruminski, USCGAugust 1942
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    Coast Guard Cutter History: The Navy transferred the SC-229 to the Coast Guard on 14 August 1942. She was rearmed at the Oxford Boat Yard in Oxford, Maryland at a cost of $90,000. The rearmament was completed by 4 December 1942 and on 7 December she was assigned to the Gulf Sea Frontier and was to be stationed at Miami. She was placed under the command of LTJG John H. Ruminski. Boone then set sail on 25 January 1945 for Miami. She arrived there on 17 February 1943 but while she was en route, orders were issued that transferred her to duty with the Commander, Anti-Submarine Development Detachment, Atlantic Fleet, based out of New York.

    In May 1944, a special sonar apparatus was installed and tested. Her old wooden hull, however, continued to deteriorate. The Navy ultimately decided that repairing her to a seaworthy condition would entail an unacceptable expense. By March of 1945 the Navy recommended that Boone be decommissioned and disposed of.

    She was decommissioned 6 June 1945 and transferred for disposal to the War Shipping Administration on 8 March 1946.

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