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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Brant (WAVR 412)
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SC-499 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 24 February 1941 by the Fisher Boat Works, Detroit, MIChristened by Miss Judy Berry and launched 24 October 1941Delivered 18 March 1942 and commissioned USS PC-499Reclassified SC-499 in January 1943Transferred to the Coast Guard 20 August 1945Commissioned USCGC Air Brant (WAVR 412), 11 October 1945Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945Sold 20 January 1948Acquired in 1953 by Flying Fish Fleet, Inc. of Hampton Bays, NY for use as a fishing boat and named Air BrantAcquired in 1956 by Perry B Duryea and Son of Montauk, NY for use as a freighter and renamed Lynn IIAcquired in 1957 by Lobster Transport, Inc. of MontaukOperated in 1960 under the Nicaraguan flagFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 148 t.Length 110' 10"Beam 17'Draft 6' 6"Speed 21 kts.Complement 28Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Gun," and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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||Exploded view of SC-497 class Subchaser.
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|01||LTJG Arnold E. Haire, USNR||18 March 1942|
There is no DANFS history available for SC-499
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