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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Curlew (WAVR 417)
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SC-540 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 28 July 1941 by the Robinson Marine Construction Co., Benton Harbor, MILaunched 6 April 1942Delivered 22 April 1942 and commissioned USS PC-540Reclassified SC-540 in April 1943Transferred to the Coast Guard 18 August 1945Commissioned USCGC Air Curlew (WAVR 417), 11 October 1945Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945Sold 9 February 1948Sold in 1952 to the estate of Samuel Katz (Manfred W. Ehrich, Executor) of Port Chester, NY and renamed Barbara JoSold in 1954 to the Henney Motor Co. of Stamford, CT and renamed SavitarAcquired in 1958 by the Eureka Williams Corp. of Stamford CT for use as a yachtSold in 1961 to the Savitar Corp. of Miami Beach, FLRemoved from documentation in June 1966Operated in 1967 under the Panamanian flagFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 95 t.Length 110' 10"Beam 17'Draft 6' 6" (fl)Speed 21 kts.Complement 28Armament: Oone 40mm mount, one twin .50 cal. machine gun, two "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectilesPropulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors Electro-Motive Div. 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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|01||ENS Daniel F. Larkin, Jr., USNR||22 April 1942|
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