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USCGC Air Partridge (WAVR 444)
ex-USS SC-1003



Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Roger - Love

ex-PC-1003

SC-1003 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 8 April 1942 as PC-1003 by Fellows and Stewart, Wilmington, CA
  • Launched 25 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1003, 24 December 1942
  • Reclassified SC-1003 in April 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 20 November 1945 and commissiioned USCGC Air Partridge (WAVR 444)
  • Sold 5 March 1947
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 94 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Guns," and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1003 148k 25 July 1942
    Christening SC-1003
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1003 105k 25 July 1942
    National Archives photo
    SC-1003 197k 15 December 1942
    Engine room, starboard side
    National Archives photo
    SC-1003 247k 15 December 1942
    Engine room, looking aft
    National Archives photo
    SC-1003 181k 15 December 1942
    Control compartment, port side
    National Archives photo
    SC-1003 213k 15 December 1942
    Engine room, port side
    National Archives photo
    SC-1003 160k 15 December 1942
    Control compartment, starboard side
    National Archives photo
    SC-1003 216k 15 December 1942
    Engine room, looking forward
    National Archives photo
    SC-1003 231k 15 December 1942
    Port engine
    National Archives photo
    SC-1003 227k 15 December 1942
    Starboard engine
    National Archives photo
    SC-1003 211k 7 February 1943
    Pilot house
    National Archives photo

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1003.
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