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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Skimmer (WAVR 463)
November - Delta - Oscar - Golf
SC-1063 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 22 June 1942 by the Ventura Shipbuilding Corp., Newport Beach, CALaunched 28 November 1942Commissioned USS PC-1063, 13 February 1943Reclassified SC-1063 in April 1943Transferred to the Coast Guard 23 October 1945 and commissioned USCGC Air Skimmer (WAVR 463)Sold 10 July 1947Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 94 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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