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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 Victory Shipbuilding Corp., Newport Beach, CALaunched 28 November 1942Commissioned USS PC-1063, 13 February 1943 under the command of LTJG John J. Scheffler, Jr., USNRReclassified SC-1063 in April 1943Decommissioned 23 October 1945, transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Air Skimmer (WAVR 463)Sold 10 July 1947Acquired in 1951 by Perry B. Duryea and Son of Montauk, NY for use as a fishing boat and renamed Perry B.Acquired in 1957 by Lobster Transport, Inc. of MontaukAcquired in 1972 by the Offshore Lobster Co., Inc. of Ellsworth, ME and renamed Continental IAcquired in 1975 by Walter F. Norton of Terrace, FLAcquired in 1976 by Leonardo Nerado of Miami, FLReacquired in 1981 by Walter F. Norton and was still in service in 1988Fate unknown.
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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