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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Stork (WAVR 468)
Nan - Peter - King - Zebra
SC-1296 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 11 February 1943 PC-1296 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, MassachusettsReclassified SC-1296 in April 1943Launched 20 August 1943Commissioned USS SC-1296, 16 September 1943Transferred to the Coast Guard 11 October 1945 and commissioned USCGC Air Stork (WAVR 468)Sold 14 January 1948Fate 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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Photo courtesy Marilyn Chapoton
There is no DANFS history available for SC-1296
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