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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Scaup (WAVR 481)
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SC-1339 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:>Laid down 24 October 1942 as PC-1339 by the Walter E. Abrams Shipyards/Thomas Knutson Shipbuilding Corp., Halesite, Long Island, NYReclassified SC-1339 in April 1943Launched 21 August 1943Commissioned USS SC-1339, 8 November 1943 under the command of LT William G. Maxson, Jr., USNRDecommissioned 1 September 1945 at Thompkinsville, Staten Island, NY and placed in servicePlaced out of service 14 November 1945Transferred to the Coast Guard 15 November 1945Commissioned USCGC Air Scaup (WAVR 481), 12 February 1946Struck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946Sold 4 August 1947Acquired in 1954 by Floyd L. Karsten of Houston, TX for use as a yacht and renamed Tejana IIIAcquired in 1960 by George M. Kappes of Miami, FLAcquired in 1961 by the Inter Key Waterways Transportation Co. of of MiamiOperated in 1970 under the British flagFate 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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