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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Starling (WAVR 467)
Nan - Fox - King - William
SC-1070 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 21 January 1943 as PC-1070 by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJReclassified SC-1070 in April 1943Launched 3 May 1943Commissioned USS SC-1070, 24 May 1943 under the command of LTJG Harry A. MacEwen, USNRDecommissioned 1 December 1945Transferred to the Coast Guard 2 December 1945Commissioned USCGC Air Starling (WAVR 467), 4 December 1945Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945Sold 19 January 1948 to L. A. Patton of Seattle, WA for use as a fishing boat and renamed Reefer ClipperAcquired in 1958 by James W. Neally of SeattleAcquired in 1967 by Everett F. Kennedy of Sedro Woolley, WAAcquired in 1970 by deep-sea diver Alfred A. Mikalow of Oakland, CA and renamed Coastal ResearcherFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 87 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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