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USCGC Stellenwerf (CGSC 417)

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


Call sign:
George - Have - Pup - Love

Call sign:
Nan - Oboe - Zed - Pup

SC-415 served only in the Coast Guard.

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built as SC-417 by the College Point Boat Corp., College Point, NY
  • Delivered 31 January 1919
  • Never commissioned
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 21 October 1919 and named USCGC Stellenwerf (CGSC 417) at New York
  • Named for to Coxswain Merton Stellenwerf, United States Coast Guard, for extraordinary heroism as a member of 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. Stellenwerf was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross
  • Sold 25 May 1922 to the Connecticut Iron and Metal Co., for $900.00 (This includes price of USCGC Adams (CGSC 268), ex-USS SC-268)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft (fl) 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • Armament: One single 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three Standard 220bhp 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

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