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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 1943 under the command of LTJG Nelson Schwab, Jr., USNRDecommissioned 14 August 1945Transferred to the Coast Guard 11 October 1945 and commissioned USCGC Air Stork (WAVR 468)Sold 14 January 1948Acquired in 1949 by G. B. L., Inc. of Morehead City, NC for use as a fishing boat and renamed George R. WallaceScrapped in 1962.
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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