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USCGC Air Killdeer (WAVR 433)
ex-USS SC-715

Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Dog - Peter

ex-USS PC-715

SC-715 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 14 May 1942 by the Fisher Boat Works, Detroit, MI
  • Launched 23 October 1942
  • Delivered 4 December 1942 and commissioned USS PC-715
  • Reclassified SC-715 in April 1943
  • Decommissioned at Seattle, WA
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 9 January 1946 and commissioned USCGC Air Killdeer (WAVR 433)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946
  • Sold 19 January 1948 to the British Columbia Packers Fishing Company and converted to a fishing packer
  • Registered 14 May 1951 as Cape Pine at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Sold to the Maritime Heritage Society of Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Acquired by Ronan Oger of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 2017 by James Howard of Vancouver.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, one/two twin .50 cal. machine guns, two/three depth charge projector "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails
    with four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540hp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts
    (Cape Pine has one 320bhp diesel engine and one shaft, Speed 8 kts.).

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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-715
    SC-1354 66k c. 1944
    Pearl Harbor, HI
    Moored between SC-1354 and SC-1367
    Allen B. Koltun
    Cape Pine
    SC-715 95k Photo courtesy Ronan Oger from the Splinter Fleet website of T.R. Treadwell Robert Hurst
    SC-715 250k
    SC-715 225k c. 2005 Ronan Oger
    SC-715 234k
    SC-715 341k c. 2018 James Howard

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-715
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