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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Cardinal (WAVR 413)
Nan - Able - Charlie - George
SC-511 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 1 August 1941 by the American Cruiser Co., Detroit, MILaunched 1 April 1942Delivered 29 June 1942 and commissioned USS USS PC-511Reclassified SC-511 in April 1943Transferred to the Coast Guard 18 August 1945Commissioned USCGC Air Cardinal (WAVR 413), 11 October 1945Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945Sold 27 January 1948Fate 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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There is no DANFS history available for SC-511
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