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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Swallow (WAVR-469)
Nan - Peter - Nan - Yoke
SC-1297 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 19 March 1943 PC-1297 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, MassachusettsReclassified SC-1297 in April 1943Launched 2 September 1943Commissioned USS SC-1297, 8 October 1943Decommissioned in September 1945Transferred to the Coast Guard 11 October 1945 and commissioned USCGC Air Swallow (WAVR-469)Stationed at Morehead City, NC as an air-sea rescue vesselStruck from the Naval Register 16 November 1945Decommissioned 1 March 1946 for lay up at the Coast Guard Yard, Berkley, Portsmouth, VASold 14 January 1948Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 103 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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||Off Cape Henry, VA, 17 April 1944
U.S. Navy photo NH 06489
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There is no DANFS history available for SC-1297
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