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US Navy Ship Characteristic Board (SCB) Numbers
« on: September 22, 2008, 11:02:00 am »
Okay, after about 1946/1947; the USN began to assign SCB numbers sequentially, starting with USS Norfolk (CLK/DL) as SCB-1; the USS Tang (SS) as       SCB-2, etc.

By 1964, they switched to SCB numbering in blocks; e.g.

001-009       SCB-Cruisers
100       SCB-Carriers
200       SCB-Destroyers/Frigates
300       SCB-Submarines
400       SCB-Amphibious
500       SCB-Mine Warfare
600       SCB-Patrol
700       SCB-Auxilaries
800       SCB-Service Craft
900       SCB-Special Purpose

Thus far here is a list of SCB Numbers I've found from trolling Norman Friedman's US Design Histories and a few other sources...

Norfolk CLK/DL             SCB-1
Tang SS       SCB-2
Improved Tang SS      SCB-2A
United States CVA       SCB-6A
30 kt DE       SCB-7
LST-1156       SCB-9
Submarine Arctic Picket       SCB-12
Migrane III Radar Picket Submarine       SCB-12A
Kentucky Anti-aircraft BB Conversion       SCB-19
LCU-1466       SCB-25
Essex Modernization       SCB-27A
Essex Modernization       SCB-27C
FY 52 Regulus Conversion of Fleet Boat       SCB-28
Submarine, Guided Weapons       SCB-33
Submarine, Aircraft (unknown)       SCB-34
SSK-1 (Barracuda)       SCB-35
Radio Controlled Target BB       SCB-38
Conversion of Fleet Sub to Submarine Oiler       SCB-39
ASW CVE Study       SCB-43
Agile/Acme Minesweepers       SCB-45A
DER       SCB-46
DER       SCB-46A
DER       SCB-46B
Guppy II Conversion     SCB-47
Guppy IA Conversion      SCB-47A
Fleet Snorkel Conversion       SCB-47B
Guppy IIA Conversion      SCB-47C
Boston CAG Conversion       SCB-48
FY 50 DDE Conversions       SCB-53
CVL Conversion       SCB-54
Albacore AGSS      SCB-56
Fleet Boat to SSK Conversion       SCB-58
DE ASW Refit       SCB-63A
Nautilus SSN      SCB-64
Seawolf (Old) SSN       SCB-64A
X-1 Midget Submarine       SCB-65
Submarine Minelayer       SCB-66
Closed Cycle Submarine       SCB-67
T-1 Target Submarine       SCB-68
Iowa Replacement of 40mm with 3/70       SCB-74E
Thomaston       SCB-75
Forrestal CV       SCB-80
Neosho AO      SCB-82
Sailfish Radar Picket Submarine       SCB-84
Forrest Sherman       SCB-85
Forrest Sherman       SCB-85A
FY 53 Plan to Finish unfinished Gearings       SCB-88
Rigel       SCB-97
Midway Modernization       SCB-101
Nimitz  CVN     SCB-102
Midway Modernization       SCB-110
Midway Modernization       SCB-110A
Suribachi       SCB-114A
Darter  SS     SCB-116
FY 55 Regulus SSG       SCB-118
Skate SSN    SCB-121
Original Barbel Design       SCB-124
Essex Modernization       SCB-125
Essex Modernization       SCB-125A
Kitty Hawk CV       SCB-127
Constellation CV       SCB-127A
America CV     SCB-127B
John F Kennedy CV       SCB-127C
Coontz with all Guns       SCB-129
Claud Jones       SCB-131
Triton SSRN       SCB-132
Cove       SCB-136
Missile Firing Submarine       SCB-137
Halibut SSGN       SCB-137A
YP-654       SCB-139
Oklahoma City Talos Conversion       SCB-140
Coontz       SCB-142
Coontz with Terrier Aft       SCB-143
YTB-752       SCB-147
YTB-760       SCB-147A
LCU-1610       SCB-149
LCU-1627       SCB-149B
Final Barbel Design       SCB-150
Skipjack SSN      SCB-154
Charles F Adams       SCB-155
Iwo Jima       SCB-157
13,800 ton DLGN       SCB-158
Enterprise  CVAN     SCB-160
Growler       SCB-161
DLGN       SCB-165
Submarine       SCB-166
FY 58 SSGN       SCB-166A
DLGN       SCB-168
Long Beach CLGN/CGN      SCB-169
Seaplane Support Submarine       SCB-170
Leahy (FY 58 DLG 16)       SCB-172
Improved Leahy       SCB-172A
Albany Conversion with Regulus       SCB-173 (Regulus was later dropped from conversion)
Albany Conversion with Polaris       SCB-173A (Third Ship, Never proceeded with)
Tullibee SSN      SCB-178
Victory Ship Conversions to Surveying Ships       SCB-179
Ethan Allen SSBN       SCB-180
George Washington SSBN      SCB-180A
Phase III Albacore  AGSS     SCB-182
Conrad       SCB-185
Raleigh       SCB-187
La Salle       SCB-187A
Austin       SCB-187B
Austin       SCB-187C
Permit SSN      SCB-188
Sturgeon SSN      SCB-188A
Bainbridge       SCB-189
Hunley AS      SCB-194
Sacramento       SCB-196
Bronstein FF      SCB-199
Garcia FF      SCB-199A
Brooke FF      SCB-199B
Knox FF      SCB-199C
Knox FF      SCB-200
November 1958 CV Design       SCB-203
Dolphin AGSS      SCB-207
Mars       SCB-208
November 1959 CV Design       SCB-211
Belknap       SCB-212
Lafayette       SCB-216
Forrest Sherman ASW Modernization       SCB-221
Truxtun       SCB-222
Guppy III FRAM?       SCB-223
Spruance DD      SCB-224
Kingsport Satellite Ship Conversion       SCB-225
Silas Bent       SCB-226
Ticonderoga DDG/CG      SCB-226
Typhon DLGN (FY 65)       SCB-227
Suribachi Modernization       SCB-232
Victory Ship Conversion to FBM Support Ships       SCB-234
Metor       SCB-236
Simon Lake       SCB-238
Forrest Sherman AAW Conversion       SCB-240
California DLGN/CGN      SCB-241
Farragut AAW Modernization       SCB-243
Coontz AAW Modernization        SCB-243
Samuel Gompers       SCB-244
Narwhal SSN       SCB-245
Virginia DLGN/CGN       SCB-246
Barry ASW Modernization       SCB-251
Flagstaff       SCB-252
Oliver Hazard Perry FFG       SCB-261
Guitarro       SCB-300
Lipscomb SSN      SCB-302
Los Angeles SSN      SCB-303
Ohio SSBN      SCB-304
Blue Ridge       SCB-400
Austin       SCB-402
Charleston       SCB-403
Anchorage       SCB-404
Newport       SCB-405
LCU-1627 (Later)       SCB-406
Tarawa       SCB-410
Asheville       SCB-600
Pegasus PHM      SCB-602
Puget Sound       SCB-700
Yellowstone       SCB-700
L.Y. Spear       SCB-702
Kilauea       SCB-703
Wichita       SCB-707
Melville       SCB-710
De Steiguer       SCB-710
Mission Class Tanker Jumbo Conversion       SCB-713
Edenton       SCB-719
Pigeon       SCB-721
Chauvenet       SCB-723
Wilkes       SCB-726
Hayes       SCB-726
Wyman       SCB-728
Gyre       SCB-734
Emory S Land       SCB-737
Cimarron       SCB-739
Powhatan       SCB-744
YP-654       SCB-800

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Re: US Navy Ship Characteristic Board (SCB) Numbers
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 07:36:05 am »
Thank-you very much :D

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Re: US Navy Ship Characteristic Board (SCB) Numbers
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 02:39:00 pm »
I may be able to fill in some of the gaps.  However, Im on holiday in Spain for the next week so you will have to wait about 10 days for the information.

All the best
Simon

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Re: US Navy Ship Characteristic Board (SCB) Numbers
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 11:50:03 am »
No.      Type   FY1948-64 Series (SCB-1 to SCB-252)
1      CLK   Norfolk class
2      SS   Tang class
2   A   SS   Improved Tang repalced by SCB116
3         
4         
5      DL   Mitscher class
6      CVA   USS United States, also SCB6A
7      DDE   Fletcher class DDE conversion
8      CVE   Escort Carrier Project Late 1940s
9      LST   Terrebonne Parish class
10         
11      AGB   Glacier Type icebreaker
12      SSR   Migraine II conversion
12   A   SSR   Migraine III conversion
13      CC   USS Northampton
14      APA   20-knot APA
15      AKA   20-knot AKA
16      AGC   20-knot AGC
17      LSD   20-knot LSD
18         
19      BB (AA)   AA conversion of USS Kentucky
20         
21         
22         
23         
24         
25      LCU   SCB-25A LCU1608 class
26         Hawaii with a short flightdeck forward
27         
27   A   CVA   Essex class hydraulic catapults
27   C   CVA   Essex class steam catapults
28      SSG   Tunny prototype Regulus conversion   Missilie launching submarine conversion
29            
30            
31            
32      LST   20-knot LST   
33            
34            
35            
36            
37      IFS   USS Carronade   
38      AG   Colorado as target ship for anti-ship missiles   
39      SSO   Guavina conversion   
40            
41            
42            
43      CVE   Escort Carrier Project Early 1950s   
44               
45               
45   A   MSO   Acme, Agile and Aggressive classes      
46      DER   DEs converted to radar pickets      
47      SS   GUPPY II conversion      
48      CAG   Boston class Terrier conversion      
49      AKS   AKS-32 and 33      Stores Issue Ships
50               
51               
52               
53               
54      CVL   Modernisation of 2 Independence Class      
55               
56      AGSS   Albacore one-off      
57               
58               
58   A   SSK   Bass class ASW hunter-killer submarine
59         
60      LVT   A for LVT(A)5 and B for LVT(3)
61         
62         
63         
64      SSN   Nautilus one-off
64   A   SSN   Seawolf one-off
65      SS   X-1 Type II Midget submarine
66      SSM   Proposed minelyaing submarine conversion
67      SS   Closed Cycle Submarine (SSX)
68      SST   Mackerel class training submarine
69      MSC   Bluebird class
70         
71         
72      DE   Dealey class
73         
74         
75      LSD   Thomaston class
76         
77      AKA   and SCB-77A
78      LPA   Paul Revere class
79         
80      CVA   Forrestal class
81         
82      AO    Neosho class
83      CBC   USS Hawaii completed as a flagship
84      SSR   Sailfish class
85   A   DD   Forrest Sherman class
85      DD   Forrest Sherman class
86         
87         
88         
89         
90         
91         
92         
93         
94         
95         
96         
97      AF   Rigel class
98         
99         
100         
101         
102         
103         
104         
105         
106         
107         
108         
109         
110      CVA   Midway and F.D.R. refit 1950s
110   A   CVA   Coral Sea refit 1950s
111         
112         
113         
114         
114   A   AE   Suribachi class
115      AVS   Aviation Stores Ship
116      SS   Darter one-off
117         
118      SSG   Regulus conversion of Barbero      
119      LST   De Soto County class      
120               
121      SSN   Skate class      
122      LPH   USS Thetis Bay      
123         Mine warfare vessel no other detials      
124      SS   Improved Darter, replaced by SCB150      
125      CVA   Essex class angled flight deck      
126      AGR   Guardian Class Converted EC-2 type      Radar Picket Ships
127      CVA   USS Kitty Hawk      
127   A   CVA   USS Constellation      
127   B   CVA   USS America      
127   C   CVA   USS John F. Kennedy      
128               
129               
130               
131      DE   Claude Jones class
132      SSRN   Triton one-off
133         
134         
135         
136      MSI   names not known
137      SSG   Production SSG design, replaced by SCB137A
137   A   SSGN   Halibut one-off
138         
139         
140      CLG   Cleveland class Talos conversion
140   A   CLG   Cleveland class Talos conversion (flagship)
141         
142      DLG   Coontz class
143         
144      CVS   FRAM II Refit of Essex class CVS
145         
146      CLG   Cleveland class Terrier conversion
146   A   CLG   Cleveland class Terrier conversion (flagship)
147         
148         
149      LCU   SCB-149A LCU1625 class
150      SS   Barbel class
151         
152      LST   20-knot LST
153      CVA   SCB127A and SCB160 built instead
154      SSN   Skipjack class
155      DDG   Charles F. Adams class
156         
157      LPH   Iwo Jima class
158      CGN   Nuclear cruiser project
159      LPH   Proposed conversion of USS Bock Island
160      CVAN   USS Enterprise
161      SSG   Greyback class, Darters modified under construction
162      LCM   Hydrofoil LCM
163         
164         
165      CGN   Nuclear cruiser project
166      SSGN   FY58 SSGN, not build due to Polaris
166   A   SSGN   FY58 SSGN, not build due to Polaris
167      CGN   Nuclear cruiser project
168      CGN   Nuclear cruiser project
169      CGN   USS Long Beach
170      SSO   Projected SSO for seaplane support
171         
172      DLG   Leahy class
173      CG   Albany class conversion
174      CG   Proposed conversion of Des Moines class
175            
176      AV   AV Conversion of Commencent Bay class CVE   
177      AVB   Conversion of LST-1154 to AVB-2   
178      SSKN   Tullibee one-off   
179      AGS   Victory FBM survey ship conversion   
180      SSBN   Ethan Allen class   
180   A   SSBN   George Washington class   
181            
182      AGSS   Albacore Phase II - 1956   
182   A   AGSS   Albacore Phase III - 1959   
183            
184            
185      AGOR   Conrad class   SCB-710
186            
187      LPD   Raleigh class   
187   A   AGF   USS La Salle   
187   B   LPD   Austin class   
187   C   LPD   Austin class   
188      SSN   Permit class   
188   A   SSN   Sturgeon class   
189      DLG   USS Bainbridge   
190      AS   USS Proteus SSBN support modernisation   
191            
192      AG   USS Oxford   
193            
194      AS   Hunley class   
195            
196      AOE   Sacramento class also SCB-711   SCB-711
197            
198      AGFF   USS Glover   
199      FF   Bronstien class   
199   A   FF   Garcia class   
199   B   FFG   Brooke class   
199   C   FF   Knox class   
200            
201            
202      PCH   USS High Point   
203      CVAN   Small Nuclear Attack Carrier Became SCB211   
204            
205      AGM   Missile Range Instrumentation Ships   
206      DD   Gearing class FRAM I   
207      AGSS   Dolphin one-off   
208      AFS   Mars class also SCB-705   SCB-705
209            
210            
211      CVAN   Proposed for FY61 Carrier, CVA66 Built Instead   
212      DLG   Belknap class   
213            
214      AGS   ATF-112 USS Serrano converted to survey ship (AGS-3/AGOR-3)   SCB-709   Small AGS
215      AGMR   conversion of USS Gilbert Islands CVE107/AKV-39      
216      SSBN   Laffayette class      
216   A   SSBN   Benjamin Franklin class      
217               
218      AV   AVT conversion to launch sattelite study   SCB-900-65   
219      AGEH   Hydrofoil Research Ship      
220      PTF   Nasty class      
221      DD   Forrest Sherman class ASW Modernisation      
222      DLGN   USS Truxtun      
223               
224      AO   Ashtabula jumboisation      
225      AG   Victory class hydrographic research conversion      
226      AGS   Silas Bent class      Medium AGS
227      DLGN   Typhoon Frigate      
228      CC   USS Wright NECPA ship conversion      
229      PG   Asheville class also SCB-600.65   SCB-600.65
230            
231      CC   NECPA ship of new design - not built   
232      AE   Suribachi 1960s modernisation   
233      AVM   USS Norton Sound alterations for Typhoon tests   
234      AK   Victory class FBM conversion   SCB-715
235      AS   AS33 class   
236      AKR   USNS Meteor   
237            
238      AS   Simon Lake class   
239      DD   Seahawk ASW Destroyer Project   
240      DDG   Forrest Sherman class AAW Modernisation   
241      DDG   Mitscher class AAW Modernisation   
242      SS   Sailfish FRAM II refit   
243      DLGN   Typhoon Frigate also SCB-240.65   SCB-240.65
244      AD   USS Samuel Gompers   
245      SSN   Narwhal one-off   
246            
247      LST   Newport class also SCB-405   SCB-405
248      LCC   Blue Ridge Amphibous Flagship also SCB400.65   
249            
250      CVAN   Proposed for FY63 Carrier, CVA67 Built Instead   
251      DD   USS Barry ASW Modernisation   
252      PGH   USS Flagstaff and the other one   

I cobbled this together from various sources.  The main ones were a middle 1960s edition of Ships and Aircraft of the US fleet and several Norman Friedman books.  I have this in an Excel spreadsheet if anyone wants it.   

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Re: US Navy Ship Characteristic Board (SCB) Numbers
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008, 01:04:54 pm »
And here is the later system from the same sources

2   CG   Albany class AAW Modernisation
3   CG   Boston class AAW Modernisation
100.68   CVS   ASW/CVS studies
100.71   CVS   Later Version of SCB100.68
101.66   CVA   1960s Refit of Midway
101.68   CVA   Proposed Refit for F.D.R.
102.67   CVAN   Nimitz class
103.68   CVA   Proposed Refit for F.D.R.
200   FF   Knox class also SCB-199C
222.66   DD   Forrest Sherman class ASW Modernisation
224   DX   Spruance class
226   CSG   Tinconderoga class
240.65   DLGN   Typhoon Frigate also SCB-243
241.66   DLGN   California class
243.66   DLG   Farragut class AAW Modernisation
244.66   DLG   Leahy class AAW Modernisation
246   DXGN   Virginia class
261   PF   Oliver Hazard Perry class
300   SSN   Sturgeon class
302   SSN    Glenard P. Lipscomb one-off
303   SSN   Los Angeles class
304   SSBN   Ohio class
400   LCC   Blue Ridge class
402   LPH   Austin class
403   LKA   Charleston class
404   LSD   Anchorage class
405   LST   Newport class
406   LCU   LCU-1627 class
410   LHA   Tarawa class
500.66   MSS   Liberty ship conversion
501.66   MSO   16 new MSO not built
502   MSO   Modernisation of 1950s MSO      
600   PG   Asheville class      
602   PHM   Pegasus class      
700   AD   Yellowstone class      
700   AD   USS Puget Sound      
701   AVB   Deferred from FY65      
702   AS   L.Y. Spear class      
703   AE   Kilauea class      
704   AGB   Deferred from FY65      
705   AFS   Mars class also SCB-208   SCB-208   
707   AOR   Wichita class      
708   AGS   AGS29 class      Large AGS SCB-708.65
709   AGS      SCB-214   Medium AGS
710   AGOR   Melville class   SCB-185   
711   AOE   Sacramento class also SCB-196   SCB-196   
713   AO   planned Mission class jumboisation      
714   AS   Deferred from FY65      6th FBM Tender
715   AGS   Victory class FBM conversion   SCB-234   
719   ATS   Edenton class      
720   FDL   Fast Deployment Logistic Ship      
721   ASR   Pigeon class      
723   AGS   Chauvenet class      
725   AGS   Silas Bent class      
726   AGOR   USNS Hayes      
728   AGS   Silas Bent class      
734   AGOR   Gyre class      
737   AS   Emory S. Land class      
739   AO   Cimarron class      
800   YP   YP-666/667      For Naval Academy
900.65   Design study for a ship to launch satellites   SCB-218