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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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I may be able to fill in some of the gaps. However, I´m 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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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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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
 
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