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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Robin (WAVR 458)
Nan - Dog - Fox - Charlie
SC-1037 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 31 October 1942 as PC-1037 by the Peterson Boat Works, Sturgeon Bay, WIReclassified SC-1037 in April 1943Launched 29 May 1943Commissioned USS SC-1037, 7 July 1943 under the command of LTJG Donald C. McKinley, USNRDecommissioned 16 January 1946, transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Air Robin (WAVR 458) the same dayStruck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946Sold in June 1947 to Arthur L. Weeks of Ketchikan, AK for use as a fishing boat and renamed RobinAcquired in 1954 by the Alaska States Fishing Co. of Portland, ORAcquired in 1959 by Jennie R. Backus of PortlandAcquired in 1961 by Bumble Bee Seafoods, Inc. of Astoria, ORAcquired in 1963 by David S. Updike, c/o Northwest Towing and Salvage of Seattle, WAAcquired in 1971 by Harold C. Bean of SeattleAcquired in 1977 by Donald F. Hungerford of Seattle and renamed Emerald PacificAcquired in 1980 by Leonard S. Ogle of Chignik, AKReacquired in 1981 by Donald F. Hungerford of SeattleSold 12 January 1988 to Kenneth F. Tison and registered the same year to Michael F. Burns of Cordova, AKAcquired by Richard P. and Evelyn S. Patrick of Port Orchard, WASunk in early 1993.
Specifications:Displacement 105 t.Length 110' 10"Beam 17'Draft 6' 6"Speed 21 kts.Complement 28Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Guns," and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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||Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
U.S. Navy photo NH 85426 from the Naval History and Heritage Command
|Original photo: Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
Replacement photo: Tommy Trampp
There is no DANFS history available for SC-1037
Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
Patrol Craft Sailors Association
"Subchaser in the South Pacific"
by J. Henry Doscher, CAPT, USN, Ret.
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