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SC-231 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.
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EM1/c, USS LCI 454, WWII
|USCGC Blaze (WPC 336)|
St. Augustine, FL
|David J. Morris
via Bob Morris
By mid-1943, her material condition had deteriorated to the point that urgent and extensive repairs were needed to keep her seaworthy. Headquarters decided that the cost of repairing the vessel was prohibitive and instead, made a few minor repairs and then transferred her, on 23 July 1943, to the Coast Guard training Station at St. Augustine, Florida for duty as a training vessel. Here in the sheltered waters of St. Augustine, her "unseaworthy condition" would not be a problem and she could be immediately utilized for "urgently needed training purposes."
On 5 September 1944 she was ordered to be delivered to the 6th Naval District for storage at Bucksport, South Carolina. She arrived there on 24 September 1944 and was decommissioned the next day and placed into storage. Blaze was transferred to the War Shipping Administration on 8 March 1946 for final disposal.
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