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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Loon (WAVR 436)
Nan - Xray - Peter - Jig
SC-758 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 6 August 1942 as PC-758 by the Robinson Marine Construction Co., Benton Harbor, MIReclassified SC-758 in April 1943Launched 28 July 1943Commissioned USS SC-758, 14 September 1943Decommissioned 24 January 1946Transferred to the Coast Guard 25 January 1946Commissioned USCGC Air Loon (WAVR 436), 25 January 1946Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946Sold 19 January 1948 to Arthur V. Nelson of Seattle, WA for use as a fishing boat and renamed LoonAcquired in 1950 by the Western Trading and Packing Co. of SeattleAcquired in 1954 by Henry J. Emard dba Emard Packing Co. of SeattleAcquired in 1968 by Whitney-Fidalgo Seafoods, Inc. of SeattleAcquired in 1975 by Citicorp Leasing, Inc. of Kitchikan, AKAcquired in 1987 by Joseph Ohlund of Homer, AKSank in December 1992.
Specifications:Displacement 95 t.Length 110' 10"Beam 17'Draft 6' 6"Speed 21 kts.Complement 28Armament: 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 projectilesPropulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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|01||LTJG John R. Kline, USNR||14 September 1943|
|02||LTJG W. K. Coon, USNR||1945|
There is no DANFS history available for SC-758
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