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USCGC Cygan (CGSC 335)

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

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Item - Cast - Pup

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

ex-USS SC-335

Call sign:
George - Cast - Have - Fox

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

SC-335 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Barrett Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, AL
  • Commissioned USS SC-335, 18 April 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 22 November 1919
  • Commissioned USCGC Cygan (CGSC 335), 6 July 1920 at Key West, FL
  • Named for Master-at-Arms Joseph Cygan, USCG a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I
  • This vessel was first stationed at Key West, FL. She was towed to San Francisco, CA in 1922. From 1925 to 1927 she was homeported at Ketchikan, AK. She later returned to San Francisco
    as her homeport
  • Decommissioned 20 May 1936
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1933 - 75 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1933 - 5' 11"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
    1922 - 15
  • 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
    Removed one engine and center shaft reducing to 440hp.

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    USS SC-335
    SC-335 70k c. 1918
    From the collection of Fred C. Durre, Fort Myers, FL
    Rick Bostelman
    USCGC Cygan (CGSC 335)
    SC-335 180k c. 1920s
    Post card of Coast Guard Cutter Cygan in Alaskan waters
    Dave King

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Harvey S. Browne, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-335
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