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USCGC Air Rook (WAVR 459)
ex-USS SC-1038

Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Dog - Queen


SC-1038 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 28 November 1942 as PC-1038 by the Peterson Boats Works, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Reclassified SC-1038 in April 1943
  • Launched 12 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1038, 16 July 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 25 January 1946 and commissioned USCGC Air Rook (WAVR 459)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Sold 10 January 1948 to L. J. Beaver of Seattle, WA and renamed Rande A.
  • Sold in 1959 to Donald C. Wright of Tacoma, WA
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    SC-1038 80k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS A. H. Christy, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1038
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