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USCGC Air Linnet (WAVR 435)
ex-USS SC-753

Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Oboe - George


Halcyon II call sign (1947):
King - William - Love - Roger

SC-753 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 May 1942 as PC-753 by the Robinson Marine Construction Co., Benton Harbor, MI
  • Launched 4 January 1943
  • Reclassified and commissioned USS SC-753, 14 April 1943
  • Decommissioned in October 1945
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 1 December 1945
  • Commissioned USCGC Air Linnet (WAVR 435), 4 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Sold 24 September 1947 to Robert L. Parker of Los Angeles, CA for use as a yacht and renamed Halcyon II
  • Acquired in 1950 by George Donald Price of San Pedro, CA for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired in 1954 by William H. Murphy of San Diego, CA
  • Acquired in 1960 by Minnie P. Goldman of Kansas City, KS
  • Acquired in 1967 by Lawrence H. Broadbent of Terminal Island, CA
  • Out of documentation in 1974
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm, one/two twin mount .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 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Robert Tepper, USNR14 April 1943
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-753
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