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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Finch (WAVR 422)
Nan - William - Sugar - Peter
SC-656 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 6 December 1941 by Snow Shipyards, Inc., Rockland, MELaunched 2 May 1942Delivered 11 August 1942 and commissioned USS PC-656Reclassified USS SC-656 in April 1943Transferred to the Coast Guard 17 January 1946 and commissioned USCGC Air Finch (WAVR 422)Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946Sold 23 January 1948Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 94 t.Length 110' 10"Beam 17' 9"Draft 6' 6"Speed 21 kts.Complement 28Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Guns," 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.
||© 1997 Theodore R. Treadwell
There is no DANFS history available for SC-656
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