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USCGC Air Mallard (WAVR 437)
ex-USS SC-772

Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Roger - Xray


SC-772 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 23 May 1942 as PC-772 by The Peyton Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Reclassified and commissioned USS SC-772, 15 April 1943
  • Decommissioned 7 December 1945m transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Air Mallard (WAVR 437)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Sold 19 January 1948 to private owners and renamed M/V Lady Goodiver
  • Acquired in 1951 by the Vancouver Barge Transportation Co., Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and named Joan Lindsay
  • Acquired in 1963 by the West Coast Salvage and Contracting Co., Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1964 by William V. McCartney of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1965 by Berven Enterprises, Ltd. of Vancouver and renamed Maplewood
  • Acquired in 1970 by Blackpoint Investments, Ltd. of West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 1972 by William T. Mandryk of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1973 by Javier E. Ordonez of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1991 by William and Verleen Coates of Beaver Lodge, Alberta, Canada and renamed Lady Goodiver
  • Acquired in 1999 by William B. Coates of Parksville, British Columbia
  • Acquired in 2003 by Craig Brezden, Sealand Tackle, Ltd. of Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • After an extensive refit in the spring 2003, she is acting as mothership for Fishing/Kayaking/Diving, Etc. Adventures off the West coast of Vancouver Island
  • Sold in June 2010 to Steve Harrick of Hillsboro, OR
  • Currently at Scapoose, OR and being refitted for conversion to a "Bed and Breakfast Inn"
  • When completed will be renamed Subchaser SC-772
  • Unexpectedly sunk at its moorage and is 16 ft below the surface in the Multnoma channel of the Willamette river near Scappoose, Oregon. Supposedly, according to divers, a driftwood log put a basketball sized hole in her hull near the water line. She was said to go down in a matter of minutes (Fate updated by John Gillon).


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, one/two twin mount .50 cal. machine gun(s), 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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    USS SC-772
    SC-772 40k As completed in March 1943, mounting a 40 mm and two 20 mm guns, with two depth charge tracks at the stern
    Replacement photo from the Dictionary of American Fightng Ships
    Original photo: W. Moser
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    SC-772 109k 27 March 1943
    Off Newport Harbor entrance, Newport Beach, CA
    National Archives photo.
    Dan Treadwell
    USCGC Air Mallard (WAVR 437)
    SC-772 1330k c. 1946
    Off San Diego, CA
    Jim Flynn
    SC-772 107k Joe Radigan
    M/V Lady Goodiver
    SC-772 30k Photo by David Casper from "Splinter Fleet" by Theordore R. Treadwell Original photo: D. Casper
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    SC-772 97k Photo courtesy of Bill and Verleen Coates, former owners from "Splinter Fleet" by Theordore R. Treadwell Robert Hurst
    SC-772 68k Spring 2003 Greg Peacock
    SC-772 231k c. June 2010
    Port Angeles, Washington
    The Lady Goodiver is on her way to Scappoose, Oregon where she will be refitted and then converted into a "Bed and Breakfast Inn," repainted and renamed
    Subchaser SC 772
    Photo courtesy of David G. Sellars
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-772
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